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Monday, 14 September 2020

Death toll from Pakistan's torrential rains and flooding tops 300: The NDMA said the countrywide death toll stood at 310 – 135 men, 107 children and 70 women. 78,521 houses were destroyed and another 139,102 were damaged.

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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday updated data of human and financial losses caused by the rains and floods during the recent monsoon season, raising the death toll to more than 300, including over 100 children.

The NDMA said the countrywide death toll stood at 310 – 135 men, 107 children and 70 women. The report said that Sindh was worst affected province with 136 fatalities, followed by 116 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Punjab, 21 in Balochistan, 12 in Azad Kashmir and 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The NDMA said that 239 people – 6 women and 142 men and 41 children – were injured in the rain-related incidents, while 78,521 houses were destroyed and another 139,102 were damaged. Rains also damaged 13 roads, 10 bridges, 3 hotels, 3 shops, 5 mosques and 7 powerhouses. Full story

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