Flood claims another 54 lives: NDMA
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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Tuesday stated that 54 died in the last 24 hours due to floods across the country, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the NDMA, 44 deaths were reported in Sindh and eight in Azad Kashmir. As many as 26 men, 10 women, and 18 children died within twenty-four hours.
Since June 14, a total of 1481 deaths have been reported, the authority said, adding that 638 people died in Sindh, 278 in Baluchistan, 303 in KP, and 191 in Punjab. In Gilgit-Baltistan, the total number was 22, while in Kashmir, 48 were recorded.
A total of 12,748 people have been injured so far across the country.
In Sindh, the number of injured reached 8,321 while 3,858 in Punjab, 368 in KP while 172 people were injured in Balochistan.
The report stated that 1,185,481 houses were partially destroyed due to floods while 569,800 were destroyed completely due to recent rains and floods. It said 12,418 kilometres of roads were damaged in Sindh, 1,000 kilometres in Balochistan, and 1589 kilometres in KP due to recent rains and floods. A total of 243 bridges across the country were damaged, the authority maintained.
In the last 24 hours, 500 kilometres of roads were damaged in Balochistan, reports said, adding that 5563 km of roads across the country have been affected by the recent rains and floods.
Reporter: Saud Butt