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The evacuation of thousands of people begins in central Pakistan due to heavy rains

August 30, 2020

Pakistani authorities began evacuating thousands of people in central Punjab Province this Sunday before heavy rains hit more than 70 people across the country.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), “heavy to very heavy rains are expected” in around 40 districts across the country from Sunday to Tuesday.

“The evacuation of people living on the banks of the Jehlum and Chenab Rivers in Punjab is ongoing,” added an NDMA spokesman.

The evacuation of thousands of people begins in central Pakistan due to heavy rainsThe evacuation of thousands of people begins in central Pakistan due to heavy rains

Thousands of people have been moved to safer places as two mega-dams are full and a new wave of rain is likely to cause flooding.

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