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Video: Three days of monsoon rains kill 90 in Pakistan

Filed on August 25, 2020 | Last updated on August 25, 2020 at 08.37 pm
Pakistan, rain, deaths
People wade through a flooded street during the monsoon rain in Karachi on Tuesday.


Rain emergency declared in Sindh after many areas of Karachi submerged

Three days of monsoon rains have killed at least 90 people and damaged 1,000 homes across Pakistan, the country's national disaster management agency said on Tuesday, as another spell of heavy rain lashed the port city of Karachi.

Streets and homes were flooded with sewage water in Karachi, where the drainage and sewage systems are outdated.

Of the total of the rain-related casualties, 31 deaths were reported in Sindh province, while 23 people died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the agency.

It said 15 deaths were reported in Balochistan province and eight in Punjab province. Thirteen more people died elsewhere in northern Pakistan, including three in Azad Kashmir.

Heavy rains in Karachi on Tuesday wreaked more havoc, flooding roads and causing a landslide. Three children lost their lives in rain-related accidents.

More than 20 parked vehicles were buried under the debris of the landslide. However, no loss of life or injuries has been reported so far.
The Sindh government in view of the incessant rainfall, declared a rain emergency across the province.

The rains are expected to continue this week in Karachi, where Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this month sent troops to help local authorities in pumping out rainwater from inundated residential areas.

Every year, many cities in Pakistan struggle to cope with the annual monsoon deluge, drawing criticism about poor planning. The monsoon season runs from July through September.

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