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Cyclone Phet Killed 22 in Pakistan and India

Posted by feww on June 7, 2010

Heavy rains brought by cyclone Phet damaged more than 50 villages across Pakistan, killing 17, with 5 more lives lost in India

Cyclone Phet, reduced to a tropical storm after second landfall, left thousands of people homeless in Pakistan. More than 300mm of rain in Baluchistan destroyed about 1,000 homes. Many people were injured.

More than 10,000 houses were damaged in Gwadar and Jiwani, Pakistan, according to reports. The storm also affected Karachi’s power system plunging about 60 percent of the Pakistan’s largest city and financial capital into darkness.

Amena Baloch holds her child after their shabby house was flattened by torrential rains in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Many mud-houses collapsed and roads were washed away.  Image: AP. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire Earth Fair Use Notice.

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