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Flash floods kill five in Jehlum Valley

At least five people, including three women, were killed and various injured after a cloudburst triggered flash floods that swept away houses besides damaging shops and other property in Ghail Gabbra area of Chinnari in Jehlum Valley.

NDMA warns of possible flash floods in Sindh due to rains

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has advised all concerned departments for an update of SMS alert in view of expected flash flooding due to rains and thunderstorm during current week. According to NDMA, flash floods are likely to impact areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces. NDMA has asked the PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan to coordinate with cellular mobile operators for early dissemination of SMS alert in the areas. According to a weather warning issued by Pakistan Meteorological…

Heavy rainfall to cause flash floods in Karachi, other cities, warns met office

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned against urban flooding in Karachi and other parts of Lower Sindh from Tuesday till Friday due to rainfall caused by strong monsoon currents. Other parts of the country will also receive light to heavy rainfall, the weather department predicted on Monday. According to the met office, strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate southern parts of the country, while moderate currents in the upper parts and Kashmir region from Tuesday to Friday. It said…

Flash floods hit Afghanistan, at least 58 dead

KABUL: At least 58 people have been killed and many more are missing in flash floods that hit parts of northern Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai's office said on Saturday. The floods were caused by heavy rain that fell overnight in the Gozargah-e Noor district of the northern Baghlan province. Ahmad Nasir Kohzad, head of disaster response for Baghlan, said more than 800 families had been affected and many more bodies could be seen by the river. "It is raining heavily and we are doing our best to recover more bodies.…