Death toll from rain-related incidents rises to 49

ISLAMABAD: The death toll in rain-related incidents across the country reached 49, as per update of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued late Sunday night.

According to a spokesman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 80 people were injured and 75 houses damaged in the incidents caused by the ongoing rain spell.

He said all the casualties occurred due to roof collapse and most of the incidents were reported from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

The NDMA spokesman said the authority was engaged in relief activities along with Pakistan Army.

It may added that the rain began late Thursday across the country including Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which worst hit inadequately built homes, particularly in rural areas, are most susceptible to collapse during heavy spring rains.

According to Met Office, more rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Kashmir, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions), upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA while at isolated places in Kohat, Lahore, Sargodha and Makran divisions while dry weather is expected in elsewhere in the country in the next 24 hours.

INP

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