Terrible floods in Pakistan leave more than 1,000 dead and nearly 500,000 people in relief camps


110 municipalities have been affected by the floods, 20 of which have been completely submerged. The damage amounts to 3 billion euros.

Euskaraz irakurri: 1,000 lagun hil dira eta 500,000 kanpamenduetara eraman behar izan dituzte Pakistanis, uholdeengatik

Pakistani authorities have confirmed 1033 deceased due to the torrential rains that have been plaguing the country for weeks, especially the province of Sindh, in the south of the country, where some 20 municipalities are under water.

The floods have affected 110 municipalities of the country, of which 72 have been declared a disaster area. The number directly affected by the rains is 5.7 million, but if we consider the whole overall situation, about 33 million people are threatened by the floods.

The most serious situation concerns the 498,000 people which have now been transferred to shelter camps.

The material damage amounts to approximately 3 billion euros. Nearly 950,000 homes have been partially or completely destroyed, more than 720,000 head of livestock have been killed, nearly 3,500 kilometers of roads damaged and 150 bridges collapsed.

Children bathe in the remnants of the floods in Quetta, South Pakistan. Photo: EFE

The Minister of Climate Change, Sherry Rehmannhas confirmed in recent hours the opening of a “war chamber” led by the Prime Minister, Shabhaz Sharif, to deal with these “monstrous rains”.

“Pakistan Goes Through Its” eighth monsoon cycle; normally the country has only three or four cycles of monsoon rain. This is unprecedented and the data we are considering suggests that we may have another ninth cycle next month,” he said.

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Source: EITB


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