Military continues rescue, relief activities in flood-hit areas
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The National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) has said that a total of 6,579 km roads, 246 bridges and 173 shops have been damaged due to floods in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while as many as 485 Army aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people during last 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
According to the NFRCC, the worst affected districts of Sindh include: Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jacobabad, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Noshero Feroz, Thatta and Badin. In Balochistan the most affected districts include: Quetta, Naseerabad, Jafarabad, Jhalmagsi, Bolan, Sohbatpur and Lesbela. In KP, Dir, Swat, Charsadda, Kohistan, Tank and DI Khan; and in Punjab, DG Khan and Rajanpur are most affected districts. .
So far, 485 Army aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people. In last 24 hours, 22 sorties have been flown and evacuated 70 stranded individuals & delivered 29.9 tons of relief items to the flood affectees. Moreover, up until now 4,424 stranded Individuals have been evacuated through helicopter sorties.
The NFRCC has informed that so far 147 relief camps and 284 relief collection points in Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan have been established across the country for flood affectees.
The NFRCC has said that till now 6855.7 tons of food items along with 1203.0 tons of sustenance items and 4,597,569 medicine items have been collected. However, 6452.3 tons of food, 1165.3 tons of sustenance items and 4,330,611 medicine items have been distributed so far.
More than 250 medical camps established so far in which more than 102,721 patients have been treated all across the country and provided 3-5 days’ free medicines.
Pakistan Navy relief activities
The NFRCC has informed that Pakistan Navy has established four flood relief centers, 6 central collection points, 2 tent cities accommodating 7,139 persons and 56 medical camps in which 38,496 patients have been treated across the country.
The Pakistan Navy distributed 1,262 tons ration, 3,310 tents & 590,577 liters mineral/fresh water in various districts.
Moreover, the Pakistan Navy’s 23 Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) equipped with 46 motorized boats and 2 hovercrafts deployed in 10 districts have rescued 14,779 stranded people.
Pakistan Navy has also deployed 2 helicopters in Interior Sindh. So far, 50 sorties have been flown in which helicopters rescued 465 stranded people and distributed 3,505 packets of ration.
Eight diving teams of Pakistan Navy have also carried out 26 diving operations in affected areas across the Pakistan.
PAF relief and rescue efforts
Pakistan Air Force has also conducted 90 C-130, 92 MI-17, 54 AW-139 air sorties, rescued 1,521 people, distributed 4,800 tents, 216,004 food packets, 2584.02 tons ration, 196,677 liters of water, and established 19 tent cities accommodating 18,441 people, 54 relief camps and 44 medical camps in which 46,980 patients have been treated across the country so far.
At present, the PAF is busy in relief and rescue operations in Sindh districts including Nawabshah, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas, Talhaar, Jacobabad, Sehwan, Perpatho; in Baclochistan districts including Samungli, Killa Abdulllah and Killa Saifulllah; in Punjab districts including Rajanpur and DG Khan; in GB areas including Gilgit, Skardu, Ghizer, Naltar, Ganche and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts including Nowshera, Charsadda, Kheshgi, Saidu Sharif, Shangla, and Laram.