Floods in Pakistan kill 139

2013-08-21 20:12

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Floods devastate Pakistan

2013-08-20 14:24

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300 000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others.WATCH

Islamabad - Pakistan's government says flooding caused by torrential rains has killed 139 people and affected nearly a million others.

A statement on Wednesday on the monsoon season released by the National Disaster Management Authority said 47 of the dead are from Punjab province.

Sindh province was the next hardest hit with 34 people killed.

Monsoon season generally starts in the late summer in Pakistan and is marked by heavy rains that often lead to widespread flooding of rivers and streams.

In 2010, catastrophic floods during monsoon season put one-fifth of the country under water and killed 1 985 people.

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