Floods in Pakistan: Monsoon rains kill at least 90 Pakistan

The country’s National Disaster Management Agency says three days of monsoon rains have killed at least 90 people and damaged at least 1,000 homes across Pakistan.

On Tuesday, streets and houses in Karachi were flooded with sewage, where the city’s outdated drainage and waste systems were overwhelmed by another intermittent downpour.

Of the total rain-related deaths, 31 were in the southern province of Sindh and 23 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to the agency.

He said 15 people were reported killed in southwestern Balochistan and eight in Punjab. Another 13 people were killed in the north of the country, including in three parts of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Traffic jam in Karachi with monsoon.
Traffic jam in Karachi with monsoon. Photo: Akhtar Soomro / Reuters

Soldiers, rescuers and volunteers from the radical Islamist group Tehreek-e-Lubaik were seen evacuating people from submerged residential areas in Karachi as some families were crossing the water above their waists. Hundreds of people were forced to take refuge in relatives’ homes in the country’s largest city.

Troops using boats evacuated 300 people from rain-hit Dadu District in Sindh Province and 1,245 from rain-affected areas in Karachi, where residents say they are still evacuated, according to the Disaster Agency. Waiting for help

Hundreds of vehicles were submerged in Karachi.

A car flooded in Karachi.
A car flooded in Karachi. Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

The rains are expected to continue this week in Karachi, where Prime Minister Imran Khan sent troops earlier this month to help local officials remove rainwater from flooded areas.

Monsoon rains have pushed Pakistan at a time when authorities are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6,200 people since February, when the country made its debut. Event presented. A further 19 deaths were reported in Pakistan on Tuesday, one of the lowest daily deaths since March.

Every year, many Pakistani cities struggle to cope with the annual monsoon floods, and are criticized for poor planning. The monsoon season runs from July to September.

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