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Floods in Pakistan are killing people as well as animals and birds

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  • 05 July, 2022 23:38:14

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International Desk: Heavy rains have lashed different parts of Pakistan. As a result, several cities have been flooded. So far only 10 people have been reported killed in Balochistan. In some places pastoralists and several animals have died in the floods. Several miners were also swept away by the floods. Local media quoted The Dawn as saying authorities said at least six people had died in floods caused by rain the day before. Thirteen people were injured in different parts of Balochistan and Quetta. Sources said that the rains had continued in different parts of the country since Tuesday morning. Five miners have been swept away by floods in Balochistan. One of whom died. Two have been rescued. The search for two more is still on. The Tuba Achakzai Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said a shepherd and 200 herds of cattle had been swept away in the floods in the province. The shepherd's body has been recovered. All the floating animals also died. More than 100 houses, gardens and fields were damaged in the floods in Kakri, Pishin and Killa Saifullah areas of the province. Authorities say five people were swept away in the floods in Nasirabad. One died. Two have been rescued. The search for one is still going on. Heavy rains will hit the areas further. The flood-like situation will continue. The Water and Drainage Authority (WASA) said several houses were flooded in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi after 60 mm of rain. The vehicle is stuck in the water. The managing director of WASA said that the flow of water has increased due to heavy rains. Water flow at Katarina Point in Nalla Lai has increased by 12 feet and at Goalmandi Bridge by 9 feet. Water has flooded several houses in Islamabad, the drain walls of the area have collapsed, and several vehicles have been stranded on flooded roads.

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