Pakistan: Over 500 people died last month due to floods

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At least 549 people died in Pakistan last month in floods caused by unusually heavy monsoons, with isolated communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Baluchistan among the worst hit, a government agency said. .

Government agencies and the military have set up relief camps in flood-affected areas and are making efforts to relocate families and provide food and medicine.

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Apart from the casualties, the floods have damaged over 46,200 houses, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced today.

Last month was the wettest in three decades, with 133% more rain than the 30-year average, according to the NDMA. Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, saw 305 percent more rain than the annual average, according to the disaster management agency.

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Source: Capital

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