Rain, flash floods claim 43 lives across country: NDMA report


At least 43 people have lost their lives so far due to monsoon rainfall and the flooding caused by it, according to a report published by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

According to the report, 11 casualties were reported in Punjab, 15 in Balochistan, six in Sindh and two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Similarly, rains took the lives of four people in Fata and five people in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The report also highlights infrastructural damage, noting that 60 houses have so far been destroyed by monsoon rains.

The NDMA has also recorded the deaths of four children in Waziristan over the last 24 hours due to rain and flooding. The bodies of three victims were recovered, while one remains missing.

River levels

The rains left most of the rivers in the country flowing at normal levels; however, the Kabul River at Nowshera and the Chenab at Marala rivers are experiencing low levels of flooding.

The report also states that the Tarbela and Mangla dams are nearly at full capacity following heavy downpours.

Tarbela dam’s reservoir is at a current level of 1,475.76 feet, 95 per cent of its maximum capacity of 1,550 feet.

Mangla dam’s reservoir is at a current level of 1,201.65 feet, 96.75pc of its maximum capacity of 1,242 feet.

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