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22 die as monsoon batters Karachi
Publish Date : Sun, 19 Jul 2009

At least 22 people died in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi as it received the first spell of monsoon rains at the weekend.

100 dead and one million homeless after Pakistan floods
Publish Date : Mon, 02 Jul 2007

FLOODS due to a cyclone and heavy rain have left as many as 100 people dead in south-western Pakistan, a senior relief official said yesterday.

The government also appealed to the international community for donations of tents to help shelter about a million people left homeless.

The deaths have occurred in the province of Baluchistan since Tuesday, when Cyclone Yemyin and rains triggered floods across a vast area, according to Tariq Ayub, the province's home secretary, who is overseeing the flood relief operation.

Footage on Pakistani television channels showed vast areas in Baluchistan submerged, with survivors sometimes wading through neck-high water.

Flood devastation in South Asia
Publish Date : Mon, 02 Jul 2007

People in southern India and Pakistan are struggling
to cope with the effects of days of heavy rain that
have left several hundred people dead.

High flood wave in Indus threat to Sindh
Publish Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2005

LAHORE - High flood wave is moving in the River Indus-from Guddu to Sukkur, posing a threat to the low-lying areas on both sides of the river. The persistent water pressure in the River Indus has already weakened some protective dykes in Katcha area where concerned departments have started work to strengthen these dykes.


Disease looms as up to 450 die in Pakistan floods and snow
Publish Date : Mon, 14 Feb 2005

QUETTA, Pakistan - Disease threatened flood survivors in Pakistan's southwest as officials said the death toll from freak rains and snow across the country was as high as 450. Troops and authorities were trying for a fourth day to get medicine, shelter, food and drinking water to desperate people in Baluchistan province, where some 250 alone have died -- including 80 killed by a burst dam. Another 150 to 200 people were now known to have perished in avalanches and heavy snow at the other end of the country in northern Pakistan, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told reporters in Islamabad on Monday.


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