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    15 killed in Pakistan floods in 24 hours

    ISLAMABAD (XINHUA) – At least 15 people were killed in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

    According to a report released by the NDMA on Friday night, at least 11 children and four women were among those who lost their lives in separate flood-related incidents.

    The southwest Balochistan and eastern Punjab provinces had reported five deaths each, while the southern Sindh province and northern Gilgit-Baltistan region reported four and one killed respectively, the report said.

    The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains and floods since mid-June has risen to around 1,693 along with 12,865 injured, the NDMA said.

    Additionally, 2,045,349 houses have been destroyed, while an estimated 1,160,078 livestock has perished in the rains across the country, it said.

    The NDMA further added that 13,074 km of road and 410 bridges were damaged by the floods.

    Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA, other government organisations, volunteers and non-government organisations were underway in the flood-hit areas.

    File photo shows a flooded area is seen in Jamshoro district, Sindh province, southern Pakistan, on September 27. PHOTO: XINHUA
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