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Pakistan Floods Affect 300,000, Say Officials

by AFP
Evacuating Sadat Wala near Multan, Aug. 16. S. S. Mirza—AFP

Evacuating Sadat Wala near Multan, Aug. 16. S. S. Mirza—AFP

108 dead, 104 injured so far.

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others, disaster management officials said Sunday.

“The rains affected 334,764 people, killed at least 108 people, and wounded 104,” a senior National Disaster Management Authority official said. The rains have hit 770 villages and completely destroyed 2,427 houses across Pakistan, he added.

The NDMA has established 44 relief camps in flood-hit areas to accommodate affected people.

Pakistan has suffered from monsoon floods for the last three years and has been criticized for not doing more to mitigate dangers posed by seasonal rains washing away homes and farmland.

Streets in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad suffer intermittent flooding due to downpours, damaging roads and private homes.

In 2010, the worst floods in the country’s history killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

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1 comment

Syed Shah August 18, 2013 - 8:04 pm

what were the lessons learned from last floods. Pakistanis should not expect foreign aid and assistance if they cannot take preventive measures and find ways to help themselves.

Besides the generals, bureaucrats and politicians usurped most of the aid monies in 2010 and in disaster management authorities.


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