Sixty seven dead, 128 injured during monsoon until August 5: NDMA

Heavy rains and overflow of water bodies caused most of the damage to lives and property

Pakistani commuters cross a flooded street after heavy rains in Lahore.

Islamabad: Sixty-seven people died, 120 injured and 222 houses were damaged due to the Monsoon from June 20 to August 5, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation report, which was released here on Monday.

According to the report, heavy rains, overflow of water bodies and gusty winds in various areas of the provinces caused most of the damage to lives and property during Monsoon 2018.

The report stated that Punjab reported the maximum number of casualties with a death toll of 31 and injuries to 71. The dead includes 24 men, two women and five children, while 47 men, 12 women and 12 children were injured. Seven houses were partially destroyed and one fully.

The deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were counted less as compared to Punjab where as many as four men, three women and 10 children died with a total number of 17 causalities. Thirty-seven people were reported to be injured during the monsoon downpours including 12 men, 12 women and 13 children, whereas 111 houses were damaged, with 26 of them completely.

The Balochistan province received two causalities — a man and a woman.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir reported 10 causalities, including six men, three women male and a child, while 11 people were injured.

The death toll was the least after Balochistan in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) where two women died and a man was injured. Fifty-four houses were partially destroyed and three houses were fully damaged.

The fatalities reported from the tribal districts of KPK included six children and a man, while eight were injured.

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