Pakistan flood kills over 1,000 | WeForNews


Islamabad, Aug 30: Catastrophic flooding caused by monsoon rains, downpours and bank faults continues to wreak havoc across Pakistan as the death toll rises to 1,037.

The floods continued to wreak destruction, devastation and claim lives as at least 119 people died in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan and left more than 70 injured in the past 24 hours.

A total of 1,037 lives have been lost so far across the country, with 74 deaths reported in Sindh, 31 in KP, six in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), four in Balochistan and one in Punjab and Kashmir .

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), at least 32 children, 56 men and nine women died in the floods and rains while the number of people affected exceeded 5.77 million.

At least 3,116 km of highways and 149 bridges were washed away.

The massive destruction and devastation caused by the floods across pakistan sparked an immediate appeal for aid to flood victims by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as humanitarian aid started arriving from countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and others.

Relief items include tents, food, medicine and other essentials.

Additionally, Baluchistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP), South Punjab and Sindh province are among the areas most affected by the floods, as the Pakistani military, federal and provincial governments, private non-governmental organizations and the inhabitants work day and night to bring aid, relief. , rescue and rehabilitation of flood-affected people across the country.

“Currently the Jhelum, Ravi, Chenab and Sutlej rivers are flowing normally, while the Indus is at high flood level at Attock, Chashma, Taunsa and Sukkur,” said public relations service Inter-Services Public Relations. (ISPR) of the Pakistani army.

Many parts of Pakistan show either scenes of frightening, widespread and rapid flooding, or pockets of people displaced, living on the side of the roads in tent villages, as part of the rescue operations.

As the government struggles to provide relief to those affected by the floods, the scale and scale of the devastation, displacement and people affected are so great that thousands of people are still waiting for government assistance.


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