PESHAWAR, September 6: The death toll in rains and floods in Punjab and Azad Kashmir has touched 140, administration officials say.

The rainstorm and floods have also affected buildings, crops and animals. After flooding of Jhelum and Chanab rivers, water has submerged thousands of acres lands. Most of the casualties happened because of the collapse incidents.

A number of areas, including Azad Kashmir headquarters Muzaffarabad, have been cut off from the rest of the country due to floods while floods have submerged many villages of Punjab and Rawalpindi. The officials also say residents have vacated several villages in Punjab because of looming threat of floods.

Meanwhile, six people have died in incidents of roof collapse and landsliding in Mansehra and Haripur districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The Chief Minister, Mr Pervez Khattak, has announced assistance worth 10 million rupees for the affected people of Punjab.

The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in Punjab and Azad Kashmir during the next 24 house.

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