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Deadly floods uproot millions in Pakistan

Peshawar/Quetta:Heavy downpour continued to pummel elements of Pakistan already battered by calamitous floods of epic proportions, unleashing a contemporary wave of demise and destruction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh provinces.

Scores of individuals died in KP, the place heavy rains for the second consecutive day triggered devastating floods in rivers and streams that additionally swept away a number of properties close to their banks, motels in hilly resorts, whereas Balochistan remained reduce off from the remainder of the nation because of Recent rains, The Categorical Tribune reported.

The KP authorities declared rain emergency in a number of districts as flash floods triggered by torrential rains wreaked havoc in most elements of the province, elevating the province-wide demise toll to a minimum of 238 individuals, officers stated.

They added that rain emergency, which got here into impact instantly, would stay in place until August 30 because the Pakistan Meteorological Division forecast one other spell of monsoon downpour which could proceed within the subsequent week, The Categorical Tribune reported.

Recent torrential rains pummeled completely different elements of the province on the second consecutive day.

Heavy downpour in Kaghan Valley triggered flash flood within the Munnawar Nullah that swept away 10 individuals, in response to official knowledge.

Greater than 10 outlets, two motels and eight autos have been swept away in Mahandri because of extreme flooding within the stream.

A mosque, two colleges and a police submit have been additionally broken.

The Kaghan freeway was closed for site visitors at many locations, whereas individuals on the Kunhar river banks had moved away to safer locations.

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