People sit atop a bus roof while others wade through the flooded road during monsoon rain in Karachi. Reuters
Youths swim in the main flooded I.I.Chundrigar Road in Karachi. AFP
Sharing the data of casualties from June 15 to Aug.30 on its website on Monday, the NDMA said that rescue and relief operations were continuing in the affected areas by government departments, Army and non-governmental organisations, reports Xinhua news agency.
Sindh province was the worst hit where 61 people were killed and 22 others injured, the NDMA said, adding that 59 houses were also damaged in the heavy downpour.
Provincial capital Karachi was worst-hit in the rains where urban flooding brought life to a standstill.
People wade through a flooded road after the monsoon rain in Karachi. Reuters
According to local media reports, 90 per cent of commercial activities were halted due to the heavy rains that were still lashing the city.
A total of 48 people died and 44 others injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the NDMA said.
The NDMA has provided tents, food items, blankets, mosquito nets, among others, in the affected areas.
A truck is overturned by a flood damage road caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi. AP
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more torrential rains in parts of the country on Monday and issued warning of urban flooding in some cities including Karachi.
The monsoon winds are the major source of downpour in the country during the months of July-September.
Mourners carry the coffin of a victim, who was killed by a wall that collapsed in an inundated area, caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi. AP
Rains cause destruction in the country almost every year, inundating low-lying areas and sweeping away houses located near river banks.
This year, the meteorological department forecast more than usual rains during the ongoing season, and concerned departments have issued advisories for the general public to take self-precautionary measures.
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The latest floods-related fatalities were reported from the Swat region, a popular tourist destination where landslides overnight blocked a key mountain road, stranding scores of tourists who were being evacuated, said Taimur Khan.
The monsoon rains that wreaked havoc in the country resulted in the deaths of 304 people, including 118 children and damaged 8,889 houses, according to the NDMA.
The Pakistan army, Frontier Corps have been aiding the civil administration in rescue and relief operations in the provinces.
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