Queen Elizabeth ‘deeply saddened’ over deaths due to floods in Pakistan floods
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Queen Elizabeth says she is deeply saddened by the widespread flooding that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in Pakistan this summer.
Pakistan has seen exceptionally heavy monsoon rains which have triggered flash floods, affecting 33 million people and damaging nearly one million homes. The death toll is reported to be at least 1,061 people.
In a message to President Arif Alvi, Queen Elizabeth said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and destruction caused by the floods across Pakistan. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected, as well as those working in difficult circumstances to support the recovery efforts. The United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as you recover from these terrible events.”
The message signed “Elizabeth R” was released by Buckingham Palace.