Dozens of People Killed, Hundreds Left Homeless Amid Flooding in Pakistan as Monsoon Rains Batter Country

A woman sits in a rubber boat as volunteers pull through a flooded road during the monsoon season in Karachi, Pakistan July 9, 2022 [Akhtar Soomro/Reuters]
Intense floods have killed dozens of people and left hundreds homeless in Pakistan as heavy monsoon rains battered the country, officials said.

In the southern province of Balochistan, 57 people, including women and children, were killed after being swept away in rising flood waters, Ziaullah Langove, the disaster and home affairs adviser to the province’s chief minister, said on Saturday.

Eight dams had burst due to the heavy rains, Langove said.

Hundreds more people were left homeless after their homes collapsed under the rain and flood waters, he said, adding that the torrential monsoon rains were continuing.

In Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province two people, including a six-year-old, died and four were injured when their house collapsed, according to a district official statement.

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SOURCE: Aljazeera