Pakistan: Death Toll From Floods Reaches 312 Since June
Islamabad- The death toll from monsoon rains and floods in Pakistan has reached 312 people since June, local broadcaster Geo TV reported on Tuesday, citing the Pakistani national disaster management authority.
The death toll included two people who died on Monday from electric shock when torn power wires fell on a flooded street after heavy rains in the city of Karachi in the province of Sindh, the report said.
The Sindh government declared Monday a non-working day in the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad.
As media reported earlier, citing the national disaster management authority, over five weeks of continuous rainfall have damaged 5,600 objects of infrastructure, including houses, bridges and highways. Most of the damage and casualties were recorded in the provinces of Balochistan and Punjab bordering with Afghanistan, as well as in Sindh.