VIDEO | Terrible floods in Pakistan, at least 39 dead

Floods in Pakistan / Photo EPA-EFE/FASIL KAREEM

At least 39 people have lost their lives in the strong storm that hit the southwestern part of Pakistan.

Strong floods were also observed in neighboring Afghanistan, where 33 people lost their lives, and hundreds of houses were damaged, the Afghan authorities said.

The Pakistani province of Punjab was the most affected, where as many as 21 people died from lightning strikes from Friday to Sunday.

The floods that followed interrupted the supply of electricity and transport, and numerous agricultural areas were flooded.

Some of the dead are farmers who were in the fields during the storm, the BBC reported.

The weather is not expected to stabilize in the coming days, so the Pakistani authorities have warned of the possibility of landslides and new floods.

Several provinces also declared a state of emergency, and many schools were closed by midweek.

In recent years, Pakistan has seen an increase in extreme weather events caused by climate change.

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