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Deaths from heavy rains up to 53 in Pakistan



August 05, 2013 - Heavy rains that caused flash floods and brought down houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people over the past three days, an official said on Monday. Civil and military authorities have launched rescue and relief efforts to deal with the crisis, said Brig. Kamran Zia, a senior member of the National Disaster Management Authority. He said the deaths from the flooding span the entire country. Pakistan regularly suffers from flooding during the monsoon season, which usually runs through July and August. The country suffered the worst floods in its 66-year history in 2010, when floodwaters inundated one-fifth of the country, killing over 1,700 people. More than 20 million people were affected at the time. (Source: AP)




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