torrential rain across Pakistan for the past several days \u00a0 Dozens of people have been killed due to torrential rain across Pakistan for the past several days. Pakistani authorities said at least 42 people have been killed in the past five days. A statement by the National Disaster Management Authority on March 14 said 70 injuries were also reported and 75 houses damaged. The majority of deaths and injuries were caused by collapsing houses. Poorly built homes, particularly in rural areas, are most susceptible to collapse during heavy spring rains. Heavy downpours are expected to continue in northern Pakistan, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said.