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Monsoon rains lash Pakistan, killing 24 and injuring 20

© Provided by Associated Press A laborer carries sack of onion while wades through a flooded area after heavy rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Emergency workers say relentless monsoon rains kill some people and injure many in Pakistan's most populous Punjab province. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

August 21, Multan (AP) - Relentless monsoon rains lashed Pakistan’s most populous province overnight and on Thursday, killing 24 people and injuring 18, emergency services said. Most of the deaths were caused by collapsing roofs and walls, according to the emergency services spokesman Muhammad Asghar. Many homes in rural Pakistan are made of sun-baked mud and straw or flimsy cinder ...

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