Pakistan Floods: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000-Mark, Over 1,500 Injured As Rains Continue To Wreak Havoc

Pakistan Floods: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000-Mark, Over 1,500 Injured As Rains Continue To Wreak Havoc

New Delhi: The flood situation in Pakistan has worsened as 119 people have died and 71 injured in the last 24 hours. At least 1,033 people have died while 1,527 have been injured since June 14 from the rains and floods, reported Geo News citing National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Almost 3,451.5 km of road have been damaged, and 149 bridges have collapsed, 170 shops were destroyed, as per the cumulative data from June 14. A total of 949,858 homes have been partially or fully destroyed.

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Out of the total, 662,446 homes have been partially damaged, and 287,412 have been fully destroyed. While 719,558 livestock have also been killed. Almost 110 districts of Pakistan are affected with 72 of those districts declaring calamity hit, according to Geo News.

Pakistan is grappling with its worst natural disaster in over a decade. The government was forced to declare “national emergency” after the floods affected the millions in the nation.

The NDMA’s latest sitrep shows almost 5,773,063 people are affected by the floods. However, it noted the sitrep data was based on confirmed figures while it estimated more than 33 million of the population is impacted by the floods.

The authority shared that 51,275 have been rescued while 498,442 have been moved to relief camps.

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Rains Primarily Affected Balochistan, Sindh, & Parts Of Punjab

Going by Pakistan’s 30-year average, the country has received 134mm of rain, and this year it received 388.7mm of rain, according to the NDMA. It is 190.07 per cent more than the average.

As of Thursday, Pakistan has received 375.4 mm of rainfall – 2.87 times higher than the national 30-year average of 130.8 mm. The rains have primarily affected Balochistan, Sindh, and parts of Punjab, with Balochistan receiving five times its average 30-year rainfall and Sindh receiving 5.7 times its 30-year average, the statement reads.

On Friday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) warned that very high to exceptionally high-level flooding is expected in River Kabul at Nowshera in KP province, as well as in tributaries of the Kabul and Indus rivers until Sunday.