On Sunday, authorities in northwest Pakistan recorded 27 fatalities as a result of the severe rains and winds. Among the deceased were eight children.
“At least 12 people were buried alive after the roofs and walls of their houses collapsed,” Taimur Ali Khan, a spokesperson for the provincial disaster management department, told AFP. “At least 12 people were buried alive.”
In the region of Bannu, the storms claimed the lives of 15 people, including five siblings ranging in age from two to eleven years old.
He reported a total of 140 injured people and 200 dead livestock.
There has been a state of emergency issued in four districts.
During the monsoon season of 2013, huge rains flooded a third of Pakistan, causing over two million homes to be destroyed and the deaths of over 1,700 people.
The authorities in the south reported on Sunday that there is a storm coming from the Arabian Sea toward Pakistan and India.
The bureau of disaster management in Sindh issued a warning about heavy rain and gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour later this week.
It issued a warning to fishermen to refrain from fishing until June 17th.