At least 19 people died and 42 were injured in Pakistan in floods brought on by heavy rains, the local press said Saturday.

Torrential rains affected the provinces of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATA, where 13 people lost their lives.

Six people were killed in Punjab province, according to the daily Express Tribune.

Rains in the northern part of the country have destroyed homes and bridges, and have forced residents to evacuate some areas, especially in the hard-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The director of the emergency management authority, or NDMA, Atifur Rehman, told the newspaper that the "situation is worrying," and that tents and food supplies have been sent to the devastated areas.

The NDMA's meteorological department forecasts continued rains over the next 24 hours.

Pakistan had some of the worst flooding in its history in 2010, the result of an extraordinarily rainy monsoon that left close to 2,000 people dead, a great number of them in the northern part of the country. EFE