Heavy rains in Pakistan, at least 163 die, 101 injured
Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, has disrupted life due to heavy rains. According to local media reports, 90 percent of the city’s commercial activities have stopped due to heavy rains.
Islamabad: At least 163 people have died and 101 others injured in separate incidents of heavy rains since June 15 in Pakistan. The National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan (NDMAP) has shared a report on its website to provide information related to deaths and injuries in serious rain-related incidents from August 15 to August 30.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that government departments, military and NGOs are engaged in relief and rescue operations in the affected areas. According to the information, Sindh province has been the worst affected, with 61 deaths and 22 others injured.
Moreover, 59 houses have been damaged. Heavy rains in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, have disrupted people’s lives. According to local media reports, 90 percent of the city’s business activities have stopped due to heavy rains.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 48 people died and 44 others were injured in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. There are 54 other deaths in other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in parts of the country on Monday and issued flood warnings in some cities including Karachi.