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Heavy Rains Leave 70 Dead in Punjab – Kashmir

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Death toll from heavy monsoon rains mounted to 70 as torrential downpour continued to batter Punjab and Azad Kashmir, media reported Friday.

Authorities warned that more intense rainfall and flash floods could be imminent.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain during next 12 hours in Punjab, Azad Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PMD said if the rains continued for two days, the high flooding in rivers may inundate vast swatches of land in Punjab.

In Punjab, reports said, the death from rain-related incidents reached 53.

Most of the deaths were caused by roof collapses in buildings as rains crippled civic life in the city.

Hundreds of acres of agriculture land inundated in Punjab as dozens of villages were cut off due to rainwater.

In Azad Kashmir, at least 17 people were reported killed.

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