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Dozens Killed As Monsoon Rains Batter Pakistan, Afghanistan


In Pakistan's southern Balochistan Province, 57 people, including women and children, were killed after being swept away in floodwaters, according to officials, who added that eight dams have burst in the region.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have been hit by massive flooding as heavy monsoon rains have battered the countries, killing dozens of people and leaving many more homeless.

In Pakistan, the country’s navy was brought in on July 9 to help with rescue efforts.

In southern Balochistan Province, 57 people, including women and children, were killed after being swept away in floodwaters, according to officials, who added that eight dams have burst in the region.

In northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, two people, including a child, were killed and four others injured when their house collapsed due to rain.

Large parts of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, have been flooded following heavy rains over the past several days.

Neighboring Afghanistan has also been hit, with at least 24 people being killed by floods in the east and south of the country.

Floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains wreak havoc on the countries every year, killing hundreds.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, Reuters, and the Associated Press Of Pakistan

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