36 more die as toll reaches 1162 in monsoon flooding: NDMA

By: News Desk
Published: 11:22 PM, 30 Aug, 2022
This aerial view shows a flooded residential area in Dera Allah Yar town after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan
Caption: This aerial view shows a flooded residential area in Dera Allah Yar town after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan. AFP
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The death toll has reached 1162 since June with 36 more people have died in the past 24 hours due to rains and floods across the country, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Tuesday.

As many as 72 districts across the country are affected by rains and floods in which more than 3.3 million 46 thousand people were affected, NDMA report said.

The crisis has forced the government to declare a state of emergency, mobilize the army for relief efforts and call for international assistance.

The total number of people who have been injured so far across the country has been recorded at 3554.

During the last 24 hours, 19 people died in Punjab, 9 in KP while 5 people died in Balochistan.

NDMA report further said that 405 deaths were recorded in Sindh, 249 deaths in Balochistan, 257 deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 187 people lost their lives in Punjab, 22 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 41 in Azad Kashmir.

As many as 506 men, 231 women and 384 children have lost their lives across the country so far. During the last 24 hours, 1941 people were injured due to recent rains and floods.

Around 2023 people were injured in Punjab, 1074 in Sindh, 110 in Balochistan, 321 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 21 injured in Azad Kashmir due to rains.

Around three lakh twenty-four thousand three hundred and 86 houses were destroyed in the chain of rains across the country, the report said.

About 243 bridges and 173 shops across the country were damaged due to recent rains, report added. More than 730,000 cattle were lost across the country, reports said. A total of 5063 km of road across the country has been damaged due to recent rains.

In the Indus River, there is still a high level of flood at the point of Taunsa Guddu and there is a risk of extremely high flood level at Nowshera in Kabul River, the report said.

Reporter: Saud Butt

Categories : Pakistan