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22 Sep 2018 | 07:13 PM UTC

Pakistan: Monsoon leaves at least 88 dead as of mid-September

Pakistan News Alert

Monsoon season leaves at least 88 people dead, hundreds of homes damaged across Pakistan as of mid-September

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan


Heavy rains from the monsoon season left at least 88 people dead and hundreds of homes damaged in Pakistan from late June through mid-September. Punjab province has reported the most deaths of any province due to the monsoon (31 deaths). Further heavy rainfall may cause additional casualties, material damages, and disruptions as the monsoon season continues through the end of September.


Torrential rainfall is not unusual in the region during the monsoon season, which lasts from June through September.


Individuals present in Pakistan are advised to monitor local weather reports and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Keep in mind that driving or walking through floodwaters can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


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