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Pakistan Death Toll Reaches 304 From Monsoon Rains, Destroys 9,000 Homes

By Agency Report

Reports from Pakistan say Death toll has reached 304 from more than five weeks of monsoon rains and flash flooding across the country.

The deluge reportedly swallowed rivers, damaged highways, d bridges and disrupting traffic.

Almost 9,000 homes have been fully destroyed or partially damaged, the AP reported.

Particularly hard-hit was the volatile, impoverished southwestern Baluchistan province, where 99 people died in rain-related incidents and subsequent flooding, followed by 70 dead in southern Sindh province.

There have also been 61 fatalities in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, and 60 in eastern Punjab province.

The dead include women and children, and at least 284 people have been injured.

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