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  • Lightning and heavy rains have resulted in the deaths of at least 36 people across Pakistan over the past three days.
  • Most fatalities occurred due to lightning strikes and house collapses caused by rain in eastern Punjab province.
  • Rainfall also claimed seven lives in southwestern Baluchistan province and eight in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 36 people, mostly farmers, across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities in the country’s southwest declared a state of emergency.

Most of the deaths occurred when lightning struck farmers harvesting wheat and rains caused houses to collapse in eastern Punjab province, said Arfan Kathia, a spokesman for the provincial disaster management authority. He said more rains were expected this week.

Rain also lashed the capital, Islamabad, and killed seven people in southwestern Baluchistan province over the weekend, and eight others died in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa …

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