Flooding in Pakistan

Flood

NEW DELHI, Aug. 25 — RIA Novosti, Evgeny Pakhomov. Strong monsoon rains that struck Pakistan, have killed in the past day more than 20 people in the north-west of the country, said on Thursday channel "DoonNyuz" referring to the local authorities.

As the channel, rains caused mudslides in the mountainous region of Kohistan, resulting in destroyed dozens of homes. Rescue operation hampered by the ongoing rains.

Incessant rains, reaching in some regions of Pakistan, have already led to a sharp rise of water in the Indus River and its tributaries. Earlier, authorities in the southern province of Sindh informed that spilled flood waters caused flooding, which resulted in more than 60,000 people have been forced from their homes.

In Pakistan, fear a repetition of the tragedy last year, when the country has seen the worst flooding in 80 years. During the peak of the water were flooded up to 20% of the country affected by the disaster about 20 million people in 170 millionth Pakistan, more than 1.7 thousand people were killed.

Source: RIA Novosti

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