Spokespersons say 12 people have died in Pakistan due to harsh weather conditions, while the winter storm also affected northern India and Afghanistan.
A winter storm has hit Pakistan, initiating heavy rains and flash floods.
At least a total of 12 people has been killed in flash floods in the country’s southwest and central regions as per news agencies operating in various cities.
The National Disaster Management Authority stated that the flash floods have flooded villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella, killing three people there and affecting a total of nearly 200 families.
In central region of Pakistan, nine people died in three occurrences of roof collapse amid heavy rains. Four of them died in the city of Multan.
Imran Zarqoon, a spokesman for the provincial disaster authority, has been reported to say that emergency workers were trying their best to save people from flooded parts of Lasbella in Baluchistan province.
The winter storm has also brought heavy rain and snow to neighboring country of Afghanistan and northern parts of Pakistan as well.
Periodic downpours result innumerous landslides and flash floods in Pakistan, causing casualties and damaging crops, houses and roads.
While the winter snow and rain caused the much-needed relief to Afghanistan as the country has been caught up in a severe drought, the extreme weather disturbed normal life in Pakistan and neighboring India.
The wet weather is supposed to gradually ease by Friday, in spite of the fact that showers are still predicted in northern India and parts of Pakistan.
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20 May, 2019