Heavy monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan

2014-09-06 08:03
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Islamabad - A government official in Pakistan says 110 people have been killed across the country in heavy monsoon downpours and flooding as more rain is forecast for the coming days.

Ahmad Kamal, a spokesperson for the national disaster management authority, said on Saturday that 61 people died in the eastern Punjab province since on Thursday. He said another 38 people died in the Pakistan's portion of Kashmir and 11 died in northern Gilgit Baltistan province.

Kamal said officials believe all those were killed when the roofs of their homes collapsed.

Authorities fear the death toll may rise as more flooding and rain is forecast for the coming days.

Pakistan, like neighboring India, suffers widespread flooding during the annual monsoon season. In 2010, flash floods killed 1 700 people in Pakistan.

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