Floods claim another 11 lives

By: News Desk
Published: 04:26 PM, 6 Sep, 2022
Another 11 people died due to flash floods across the country during the last 24 hours, said a statement issued by the National Flood Response and Coordination Centre (NFRCC)
Caption: Internally-displaced flood-affected people gather to fill drinking water from a tanker in a flood-hit area following heavy monsoon rains in Hyderabad.–AFP
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Another 11 people died due to flash floods across the country during the last 24 hours, said a statement issued by the National Flood Response and Coordination Centre (NFRCC) on Tuesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

So far 1,325 people have lost their lives and 12,703 got Injured in the floods.

Weather forecast

Scattered thunderstorm/rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of all the major rivers along with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad Divisions.

Army relief efforts

So far 363 Army Aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people. In last 24 hours 25 sorties have been flown and evacuated 131 stranded individuals and delivered 32 Tons of relief items to the flood affectees. Moreover, uptil now 3716 Stranded Individuals have been evacuated through these heli sorties.

Relief camps/relief items collection points

So far 147 relief camps in Sindh, South Punjab and Balochistan and 284 relief items collection points have been established across the country for collection and onward distribution of relief stores for flood affectees.

Donations

Uptil now 4247 Tons of food items along with 439 Tons of sustenance items and 2163212 medicine items have been collected so far. However, 3,570 tons of food, 379 tons of sustenance items and 17,78,212 medicine items have been distributed. 

Moreover, 232,811 ration packs alongside 1617 tons of ration were distributed by Pak Army.

Medical relief

More than 250 medical camps established so far in which more than 97,000 patients have been treated all across the country and provided 3-5 days’ free medicine.

Major activities

Construction of Saggu bridge at N-95 (DI Khan) is in progress and is likely to be completed by today.

Electricity supply restored in Khuzdar and repair work on Dadu-Sibi-Quetta transmission line is in progress. Whereas, Gas supply has partially been restored in Quetta.

Pakistan Navy Relief and Rescue Efforts

Pakistan Navy has also conducted 41 helicopters sorties, rescued 12176 personnel, 2687 families provided with Shelter, distributed 1932 Tons of Ration, 2532 Tents, 300 Kg Medicines and treated 28250 patients across the country so far.

Pakistan Air Force relief and rescue efforts

Pakistan Air Force has also conducted 67 C-130, 69 MI-17, 16 AW-139 air sorties, rescued 1521 personnel, distributed 2763 tents, 106495 food packets, 1161113 Kg Ration, 134486 liters water, and established 16 tent cities where 7.85 Mill people have been provided food, dry ration and medical aid, 41 relief camps and 35 free medical camps in which 27156 patients have been treated across the country so far.

PAF helicopter fleet is engaged in rescuing flood affectees and providing critical support in areas that have been cut off by land routes.

At present PAF is fully committed in Sindh, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas, Talhaar, Jacobabad, Sehwan, Perpatho. In Baclochistan Samungli, Killa Abdulllah and Killa Saifulllah. In Punjab Rajanpur and DG Khan. In GB, Gilgit Skardu, Ghizer, Naltar, Ganche. In KPK, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kheshgi, Saidu Sharif, Shangla, Laram remained under focus.