Thursday, 4 June 2015

Flash floods kill 13 in southwestern Pakistan

Br> A government official says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 13 people in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan.

Deputy District Commissioner Wahid Shah said Thursday that rescuers were still looking for seven people who went missing following the overnight flooding in Khuzdar district in the Baluchistan province.

Shah says the floods damaged or destroyed several homes built near the embankment of a stream. Khuzdar lies 400 kilometers (240 miles) south of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan.

Flash floods are common during South Asia's summer monsoon season. But pre-monsoon rains have also caused a lot of damage.

Thursday 4 June 2015


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