Pakistan flood death toll tops 1,000 as rainfall continues
The death toll from the floods has exceeded 1,000 in Pakistan and thousands more have been injured or displaced since June.
At least 1,033 people have died and 1,527 have been injured since June 14 due to rains and floods, Geo News reported citing the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
In the past 24 hours, nearly 119 people have died and 71 have been injured.
According to the data, four died in Balochistan, six in Gilgit Baltistan, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 76 in Sindh.
Cumulative data from June 14 across Pakistan showed that 3,451.5 km of road was damaged, 149 bridges collapsed and 170 stores were destroyed.
A total of 949,858 houses were partially or completely destroyed. Of this total, 662,446 houses were partially damaged and 287,412 were completely destroyed. While 719,558 head of cattle were also killed.
At least 110 districts in Pakistan have been affected by the floods, with 72 of those districts claiming to have been affected by the calamity, according to Geo News.
Pakistan is grappling with its worst natural disaster in more than a decade. The floods affected the lives of millions, after which the Pakistani government declared a “national emergency”.
The latest NDMA situation report shows that 5,773,063 people have been affected by the floods. However, he clarified that the data in today’s situation report was based on confirmed figures, but his estimates showed that more than 33 million people were affected by the floods.
The authority said 51,275 people were rescued while 498,442 were moved to relief camps.
The NDMA shared that Pakistan’s 30-year average showed the country received 134mm of rain and this year it received 388.7mm of rain. 190.07% more than the average.
As of August 25, Pakistan had recorded 375.4mm of rainfall, 2.87 times more than the 30-year national average of 130.8mm. These rains mainly fell over Balochistan, Sindh and parts of Punjab, with Balochistan receiving five times its 30-year average rainfall and Sindh receiving 5.7 times its 30-year average, the statement said.
On August 26, the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued a warning that very high to exceptionally high level floods are expected in the Kabul River at Nowshera in KP Province, as well as in the tributaries of Kabul and the Indus. rivers until August 28.
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