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Heavy rain kills over 100 in Pakistan, Afghanistan 

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Published: 16:24, 16 April 2024   Update: 16:34, 16 April 2024
Heavy rain kills over 100 in Pakistan, Afghanistan 

Lightning and heavy rain have killed over 100 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in last several days.

Authorities in both countries have declared states of emergency.

Local officials in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province said most of the deaths there occurred when lightning struck farmers harvesting wheat and rains caused houses to collapse.

The province's disaster management authority said more rain was expected this week.

Heavy downpours also lashed the capital, Islamabad, and killed seven people in south-western Baluchistan province over the weekend.

Eight others died in north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Taliban's State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management said heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed 50 people.