212 people killed in recent rains, floods: NDMA


Two hundred and twelve people were killed and one hundred and eighty eight others injured in recent rains and floods in different parts of the country and Azad Kashmir, NDMA officials said on Tuesday.

Preliminary damage and loss assessment report released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says 104 people died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 38 in FATA, 19 in Balochistan, 14 in Punjab, 21 in AJK and 16 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The report further says that 1,428 houses were either partially or totally damaged.

The data pertains to the 9th of the last month till date.

Ten more people were found dead in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the weekend downpour triggered landslides and collapsed the roofs of dozens of houses.

Poorly built homes across Pakistan, particularly in rural areas, are susceptible to collapse during the annual spring rains, which are often heavy.

Severe weather in recent years has killed hundreds and destroyed huge tracts of prime farmland.

During the rainy season last summer, torrential downpours and flooding killed 81 people and affected almost 300,000 people across the country.