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Sunday 2nd October 2022 / 6 Rabiulawal 1444

5 Pakistanis died during UAE floods

Heavy rains in the Fujairah and eastern part of the UAE resulted in flash floods since Wednesday and authorities are working tirelessly to bring the towns and cities back to normalcy. 29 July 2022. Photo by Shihab

Five Pakistani nationals have died in the floods that caused massive damage in the northern and eastern emirates of the UAE, Foreign Affairs spokesperson said.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said five Pakistani nationals lost their lives in the floods and also extended heartfelt condolences to the UAE on the damages due to heavy rains and floods, resulting in the loss of precious lives.

 “We express our deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and pray for the speediest recovery of those injured. Pakistan stands in solidarity with the fraternal people and Government of the UAE,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

On Friday, the UAE’s Ministry of Interior said seven people of Asian descent were confirmed dead in the wake of recent floods in the country.

“We regret to inform you that six people of Asian nationalities have been found dead due to the floods in the Emirates,” Brigadier General Dr Ali Salem Al Tunaiji, director-general of the Ministry of Interior Federal Central Operations, said earlier.

Later, another Asian’s dead body was found after an extensive search.

The UAE recorded its highest amount of rainfall in 27 years last week and deployed its army to support rescue efforts. Around 900 people were rescued after flash floods hit UAE’s Northern Emirates while over 3,897 individuals were placed in temporary shelters in Fujairah and Sharjah on Thursday.

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