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Deluge Kills At Least 89 In Afghanistan, Pakistan

Residents of Pakistan are bracing for more heavy rain after monsoon downpours and flooding killed at least 30 people during the weekend.

Meanwhile, relief supplies were being distributed in eastern and southeastern parts of neighboring Afghanistan.

Torrential rains there during the weekend led to the deaths of at least 59 people and the destruction of houses in nine provinces.

Although the combined death toll in Pakistan and Afghanistan stood at 89 on August 5, authorities in both countries said they feared more deaths will be confirmed as rescuers continue to search for dozens of missing people.

The worst hit area in Afghanistan so far has been Kabul Province’s Surobi district with 35 confirmed deaths.

In Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, there are at least 16 confirmed deaths.

Major roads in Karachi have been blocked and many residents have been left without electricity.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan