Update: Nearly 1,700 People Killed, Over 12,800 Injured In Pakistan’s Monsoon Rain, Flood
ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (NNN-APP) – The death toll from this season’s monsoon rain and flood, since mid-June has risen to around 1,695, along with 12,865 others injured in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said yesterday.
According to a report released by the NDMA, 630 children and 340 women were among those who lost their lives, in separate rain or flood-related accidents in the country.
The country’s southern Sindh province was the worst-hit region where 759 people were killed, followed by south-west Balochistan and north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, which reported 336 and 307 deaths, respectively.
Furthermore, 2,045,349 houses were destroyed, and 1,162,122 livestock perished in different parts of Pakistan, the report said.
Around 33,046,329 people and 84 districts have been affected by the flood, it added.
The report further added that, 13,254.49 km-long roads and 440 bridges have been damaged throughout the season. Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA, other government organisations, volunteers and non-government organisations were underway in the flood-hit areas.