- Title: PAKISTAN: Heavy monsoon rains caused flooding in northern Pakistan
- Date: 23rd August 2012
- Summary: PI RPIAI VILLAGE, NOWSHERA, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 23, 2012) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODED VILLAGE STREET VARIOUS OF CHILDREN WALKING THROUGH WATER VILLAGE STREET/ RAIN WATER GATHERED IN FIELD/ MOTORCYCLES DRIVING THROUGH STREET RAIN WATER IN FIELD VILLAGERS STANDING ACROSS THE MUDDY GROUND DEBRIS FROM HOUSE DESTROYED BY RAINS
- Embargoed: 7th September 2012 13:00
- Location: Pakistan
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Disasters
- Reuters ID: LVA9EP41NRFR5PR7LQESGQMJXMMR
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- Story Text: Flooding in in Pakistan's north caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 21 people, a statement from country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Thursday (August 23).
According to the statement, in the northeast in Pakistan-adminstered Kashmir 12 people died on Wednesday (August 22), eight of them in flash floods and landslides and three when their houses collapsed.
The flooding caused damage to several bridges and hundreds of houses. It swept away several livestock.
"I had 160 cattle (cows and buffaloes). Now some of them are dead, the others were swept away by the water. Only six have been spared which I have moved to a safer place," said the villager, Rahat Shah. "I live in a rented house. I have suffered from great loss."
The meteorological department has issued a flash flood warning for Kohat and Mardan and predicted more rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In 2010, Pakistan suffered the worst flooding in its 65-year history. It killed over 1,700 people, left more than 10 million people homeless and affected 20 million.
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