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Heatwave sees surge in drowning victims in Poland, Lithuania

04:39 PM | 1 Jul, 2019
Heatwave sees surge in drowning victims in Poland, Lithuania
WARSAW - Nearly 150 people drowned, the vast majority of the men, in Poland and neighbouring Lithuania in June as temperatures soared to record highs, officials said on Monday.

Poland's Government Centre for Security (RCB) said that 113 people drowned in June, including ten on Sunday alone, as the EU country of 38 million people sizzled.

"As successive heatwaves set in, not a day went by in June without someone drowning," Bozena Wysocka, an RCB spokeswoman told AFP on Monday, adding that 90 percent of the victims were male.
Alcohol consumption and recklessness were cited among the leading causes.

Thirty-two people drowned in neighbouring Lithuania, fire and rescue officials said.

The death toll, which included 26 men, was the highest in the last five years in the Baltic state of 2.8 million.

Poland recorded its highest ever June temperature with the mercury soaring to 38.2 degrees Celsius.

Lithuanian temperatures also hit a record June high of 35.7 degrees Celsius (96.2 degrees Fahrenheit), forcing school closures and threatening crops.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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