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Flies overwhelm Karachi in monsoon ‘hell’

It’s ranked one of the least liveable cities in world

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September 8, 2019


193 people lost their lives in Pakistan monsoon rains

189 houses were destroyed

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August 14, 2019


Sindh govt’s failure to release Rs767m multiplies Karachi’s monsoon woes

14 people have so far been killed in rain-related incidents

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July 30, 2019


Monsoon to begin in Karachi on July 27

City’s drains were to be cleaned ahead of the rains

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July 26, 2019


Monsoon toll tops 650 after flood fury in South Asia

At least 30 people have lost their lives in Pakistan

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July 22, 2019


Wall collapse kills 18 as monsoon chaos hits Mumbai

Heavy rains lashing the city since Sunday

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July 2, 2019


Karachi to receive light showers after June 27

The monsoon season will start from July 1

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June 25, 2019


Karachi to receive monsoon showers from July 1

Weather is expected to drop

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June 23, 2019


Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said. A surge of water inundated the rural flatland in Bago region after the Swar Chaung dam spillway, which regulates the release of water, collapsed due…

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August 29, 2018


India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come. Hundreds of troops and local fishermen are staging desperate rescue attempts with helicopters and boats across the southern state, which draws…

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August 17, 2018


15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

At least 15 people died in floods and landslides in India on Wednesday, officials said, pushing the death toll from the annual monsoon rains pounding the country closer to 200. Landslides swept at least nine people to their deaths in Manipur in India’s remote and hilly northeast, said the state’s chief minister Nongthombam Biren. “I…

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July 11, 2018


More rains expected as new monsoon system enters country

The meteorological department said that a new monsoon system, travelling through the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, has made its way into the north-eastern parts of the country. “These currents are likely to intensify from Thursday,” said a spokesperson of the Met Office. “A westerly wave is also expected to prevail over the upper…

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July 10, 2018


Monsoon rains disrupt traffic, schools in Mumbai

“Heavy rains forecast, everyone is advised to stay safe,” Vinod Tawde, the education minister of the western state of Maharashtra said

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July 9, 2018


Residents relieved as parts of Karachi hit by rain

After days of hot weather, it rained in parts of Karachi on Monday morning, much to the relief of residents. Commuters on main Sharae Faisal, one of the city’s main arteries, began their work days with a sigh of relief as rainfall was reported in the area. Heavy rain was also reported in other areas…

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July 2, 2018


Sindh headlines: Monsoon showers, GM Syed’s grandson joins PPP, NP-PML-N alliance

SAMAA Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Farmers happy after monsoon showers in Sindh Daily Kawish, Hyderabad Coastal districts of Thatta, Badin and Tharparkar continued to receive monsoon rain for the second day on Saturday. Farmers at the tail-end were happy as water was released in distributaries and channels. 2….

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July 2, 2018


Monsoon brings pleasant weather to Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan

The weather became pleasant in most parts of the country after it rained in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. In Punjab, it has been raining for the past three days. Lahore, Okara, Kasur, Gujarat, Pindi Bhatiyaan and Pak Pattan experienced showers. The Met Office says that rains will continue on Friday. Downpour in Lahore continued throughout…

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June 29, 2018


38 injured in Layyah after rain lashes district

Rain hit multiple parts of the country Saturday night, injuring 38 people in Layyah. The roofs and walls of 11 houses in Layyah collapsed due to the rain, injuring 38 people, including four children and 14 women. According to rescue sources, the injured were taken to various hospitals. Five people were taken to Multan due…

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June 10, 2018


‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon

Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet. “Our families would be killed. There are children everywhere around here. We constantly fear…

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May 27, 2018


Rawalpindi gears up safety precautions for monsoon

The Rawalpindi administration has taken precautionary steps before the onset of the monsoon to minimise the impact of heavy rains and save the city from flash flooding in Nullah Lai. Water level in Nullah Lai rises to a dangerous extent every year after heavy monsoon rains.

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May 19, 2018


Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya before monsoon

Dhaka: Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday. The UN says about 150,000 refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast — where nearly one million Rohingya in total live in shanties on hillsides — are extremely vulnerable…

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April 1, 2018