Monsoon rains leave 86 dead


 

Islamabad: At least 86 people have been killed and 151 others injured in the recent monsoon rains across country since June 25, according to National Disaster Management Authority report released on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours alone, the report said, six people died and nine others were injured.

Punjab has been the most impacted province, with 52 casualties, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with 20 deaths. Balochistan reported six deaths, Sindh recorded five, and three fatalities occurred in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 97 houses were also damaged nationwide during rain-related incidents.

Punjab has been the most impacted province, accounting for 52 casualties, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with 20 deaths.

The deceased also include 37 children and 16 women. 52 children are also among the injured.

NDMA has forecast risk of medium to high level flood at Jassar in River Ravi, while there is moderate flood risk in River Chenab.

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