Floods claim another 26 lives

NFRCC says Army helicopters took 31 flights in 24 hours to rescue people trapped in flood

By: News Desk
Published: 10:28 PM, 4 Sep, 2022
Floods claim another 26 lives
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The National Flood Response Coordination Centre has said 26 people died in various flood-related incidents during 24 hours, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Sunday.

A total of 11 people sustained injuries in the last 24 hours, the NFRCC  said, adding that so far the total number of deaths reached 1,290, including 259 women and 453 children.

The center continued that 12,588 people had been injured in various accidents while Landslides affected the 24 km section on the M8 Motorway in Balochistan.

The railway network in parts of the country was also affected due to floods and rains, the center said, adding that from Quetta to Taftan and from Quetta to Sabi rail tracks and from Sabi to Habibkot track were hit.

Railway traffic was affected between Punjab and Sindh from Hyderabad to Rohri and Multan while the Railway line was affected from Kotri to Lakhi Shah and Dadu in Sindh, the NFRCC maintained, adding that 29 teams are engaged to survey the damage in the flood-affected areas

Teams are conducting surveys in Quetta, Pishin, Loralai, Dikki, Sorab, Jafarabad, Sahabatpur, Awaran, and Lasbela while the survey is ongoing in Lasbela, Gwadar, Qila Saifullah, Washik, Kohlu, Mosikhel, Ziarat, Qila Abdullah, Khuzdar and Naseerabad.

The centre also released the details of the districts affected by the natural calamity.  A total of 31 districts in Balochistan, 6 districts in Gilgit-Baltistan and 17 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3 districts in Punjab, and 23 districts in Sindh were affected.

A total of 80 districts across the country were affected by natural calamities in the form of rains and floods, NFRCS said adding that more than 9 million people of Balochistan, 4.3 million of KP, and 51,500 GB were affected in the flooding. In Punjab over 4.8m and in Sindh over 10 million citizens are affected.

The centre added that the helicopters of the Pakistan Army have taken 31 flights in the last 24 hours to rescue people trapped in the flood.

During the last 24 hours, 44 tonnes of rations and medicines were transported by helicopters, it said addint that so far a total of 3 thousand twenty-one tonnes of food has been distributed to the affected people and more than 88 thousand patients have been treated in 250 medical camps across the country.