LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Monsoons in India and Pakistan have led to what some are describing as the worst flash floods in two decades, killing more than 200 people across the region.
At least 115 people have died in the Punjab region of Pakistan as of Saturday, as nearly the entire city of Lahore was submerged under water.
Meanwhile, some 100 people have died in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir.
Floodwaters triggered landslides that washed away houses. A bus full of about 50 people in a wedding party was washed away into a gorge Thursday, presumably killing the bride and groom.
The floods left more than 2,000 stranded, requiring rescue over the course of the disaster.
Heavy downpours were easing Sunday, but another round of rain was expected.
"Earlier we would have well distributed rains during the monsoon season," Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, the special envoy of the U.N. World Meteorological Organization on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Services for Asia, told Dawn News. "Now thanks to climate change, the monsoon is becoming more erratic. This season the rainfall was largely below normal and now at the end of the monsoon we have a strong system with high intensity rainfall which is causing destruction."