Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016

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Heavy rainfall and deadly windstorms hit Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and other parts of the country on 1 June, claiming at least 15 lives and injuring 173 people. (Alhasan Systems, 6 Jun 2016)

Heavy rain also affected the city of Quetta (Balochistan province) on 27 June, causing floods. Local media reported four people dead, more than 20 injured, and dozens of homes partially or fully damaged throughout the city as of 29 June. (ECHO, 29 Jun 2016)

Since 9 March, 293 people have been killed, and 331 injured across Pakistan due to heavy rains and severe weather events. (OCHA, 4 Jul 2016)

As of 17 July, local media reported at least five people dead, eight injured, and several without power in the capital city Lahore (Punjab province). Heavy rain affected the country causing floods - approximately 70 mm of rain was recorded in Sargodha (Punjab province) over the 24 hour period on 17-18 July. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2016)

From 26 to 27 July, heavy rain affected several parts of the country and caused floods, especially in the northern and north-eastern provinces. Local media reported more than 22 people dead, 60 people injured, and several houses damaged in Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa provinces. (ECHO, 28 Jul 2016)

In early September, at least five people were killed due to floods after lightning struck a house in the Madyan area of Swat district. Twenty other homes were also destroyed. (Alhasan Systems, 12 Sept 2016)

From May until October in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 226 people died due to heavy rains or flash floods, according to the provincial disaster management agency. (Government of Pakistan, 13 Oct 2016)

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