Death toll rises to 71 in Pakistan’s rain hit regions

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Islamabad, Apr.6 (ANI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan has said the death toll from recent rains in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has risen to 71. The NDMA also confirmed that more than 370 houses have been destroyed as well.

The NDMA said that 48 people died in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Gilgit-Baltistan and eight in AJK. Most of those killed in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were hit by landslide in mountainous district and flash floods in urban and semi-urban areas, reports Dawn.

Similarly, even the highest number of houses damaged in KP was 196, followed by 173 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and one in AJK.

According to NDMA figures, in the flash floods and landslides that occurred since March 9 till April 5 caused 212 deaths, whereas 188 persons were injured and 1,428 houses were reportedly damaged.

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The NDMA has distributed a total of 657 tents, 692 blankets, 36 tons of ration, 606 plastic mats, four tarpaulins and 25 kitchen sets among the rain affected areas across the country. However , the area o concern was that weather conditions which were still not favourable in some flood hit areas. (ANI)

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