Heavy rains and floods kill 1,300 in Pakistan

Written by: Mamatha
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Islamabad, Aug 1: The death toll in rain-related incidents in Pakistan has climbed to 1,300, while over one million people has been affected across the country, officials said on Sunday, Aug 1.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has been the worst hit in the floods, with over 500 houses washed away by flood waters.

Rescue officials have confirmed the presence of contagious diseases, such as diarrhoea and skin infection, among the survivors in KP.

Over 90 highways were damaged and many big thoroughfares in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been closed for traffic, Geo News reported.

Many road infrastructure in the KP province remained paralyzed after 45 bridges were destroyed by flood waters.

The UN has said rains and floods affected over one million people in the country.

Eleven members of a family were killed when the roof of their house collapsed in Kabal area.

According to the sources the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government has waived off all provincial taxes, while the Punjab government has lifted agricultural tax and the Balochistan government announced to write off all agriculture-loans

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