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Pakistan warns of massive tidal wave in Arabian Sea





Government of Pakistan
Islamabad
Tsunami Alert


The director of Pakistan's National Disaster Management Cell (NDMC) Lt. Gen. Farooq Ahmad has warned all provincial governments of a massive tidal wave in the Arabian Sea on Aug 9.
Addressing a press conference he warned all the provincial governments that the tidal surge might affect Pakistan as well, advising them to take precautions well in advance, Online news agency said.
Ahmad said the recent rains and floods have affected 5,000 villages, with 5,500 houses destroyed, 50,000 people displaced, and over 2 million of the population affected.
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