Update: Pakistan rain death victims is raised to 212 with nearly 200 injured and more than 1,400 houses destroyed

  thebigwobble - At least 212 people were killed, 188 injured and 1,428 houses collapsed in separate rain-triggered accidents in parts of Pakistan over the last month, authorities said Saturday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that the country's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the worst hit where 104 people were killed, 78 others... Continue Reading →

Record rainfall ever seen in a 24 hour period kill another 50 in Pakistan

At least 71 people have died in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rains in parts of Pakistan, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Monday. Scores more were injured in rain-related incidents across northern Pakistan. Most of the casualties were reported in the northern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, which has been hit by the... Continue Reading →

Rains continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan

At least 20 Pakistanis have lost their lives when torrential rains accompanied by flashfloods hit several districts in the troubled southwestern province of Balochistan, disaster management officials say. Local authorities said at least 12 people have died and scores of others sustained injuries over the past two days in Chagai and Zhob districts of the province... Continue Reading →

Week-long heat wave kills 1,233 people in southern Pakistan – deadliest in country’s history

A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi’s hospitals since June 20 when the heat wave struck Sindh province, where Karachi... Continue Reading →

Pakistan heat wave kills nearly 700: victims ‘dying on the streets’ – ‘This is like the Day of Judgment’

Karachi’s poor learned long ago to cope with the many adversities that afflict Pakistan’s most crowded and chaotic city, including flooding, street violence and political crises. But since a suffocating heat wave descended on Karachi three days ago, killing at least 650 people, they have found no respite and no escape. “It’s so hot,” said... Continue Reading →

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