Deadly flash floods and landslides hit Pakistan, above-average rainfall expected this monsoon season, Pakistan

Deadly flash floods and landslides hit Pakistan, above-average rainfall expected this monsoon season, Pakistan

At least seven people have died as a result of floods and landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, since early June 2020. The recent fatality was reported in Bajaur District on June 10, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

Between June 2 and 4, heavy rains triggered inundations in Swat, Upper Dir, and Bunner districts, killing five people. On June 7, a landslide in Buner killed one and damaged several homes.

The recent death was reported in Bajaur after flash floods hit the district. A house was also destroyed in Dera Ismail Khan, PDMA added.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department warned of above-average rainfall this monsoon season, saying, "based on global and regional circulation models, the outlook for the monsoon season is that the rainfall is expected to be around 10pc above normal across the country."

With this, there are high chances of urban flooding in most of the metro areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh.

The monsoon rainfall continues from July to September.

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