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Pakistani Flash Floods Leave Dozens Of People Dead


Pakistani people cross a flooded street in Peshawar on August 3.

Pakistani people cross a flooded street in Peshawar on August 3.

Reports from Pakistan say at least 30 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains caused flash floods.

Officials said on August 4 that the floods inundated some main roads in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, where most of the deaths occurred due to electrocution or collapsing roofs and walls.

Overflowing mountain streams also swept away dozens of homes and shops in the country's north, leaving scores homeless and without food in the town of Chitral near the Afghan border.

The Pakistan Meteorology Department said more heavy rains were expected in the next 48 hours.

Disaster relief officials say six people also died in the southern province of Balochistan when the wall of a factory collapsed because of the heavy rains.

The rains and flooding also caused damage to hundreds of mud houses in those areas.

Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years.

The worst in the country’s history was in 2010, when catastrophic flooding killed nearly 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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