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Arctic blast, blizzards leave 59 dead in US, Canada

07:06 PM | 27 Dec, 2022
Arctic blast, blizzards leave 59 dead in US, Canada
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NEW YORK – A massive winter storm has resulted in the death of more than 50 people in the United States and neighbouring Canada.

The US has recorded 55 fatalities, with western New York state as the hard-hit region where at least 25 have died in multiple incidents related to blizzards of the century.

Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz told media that 25 people had died there as result of the storm in the county where state of emergency has been declared.

“This is a horrible situation,” he said, explaining that some people found dead in snow banks or in their cars.

The record-breaking blizzard stranded motorists on roads, deprived thousands of people from electricity and made it difficult for emergency services to continue their work.

Reports said as many as 1.8 million properties were knocked out of power in the US by the devastating storm, with thousands of flights cancelled and delayed.

In Canada, the number of homes without power is around 140,000 homes and most of them are in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Four people were killed on Christmas Eve after a bus overturned due to icy conditions on a road near Vancouver.

In Japan, heavy snow killed 17 people and injured nearly 100 while knocking hundreds of homes out of power, disaster management officials told media.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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