Floods Leave 903 Dead since mid-June in Pakistan

Islamabad, Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and wreaked havoc across much of Pakistan since mid-June 2022, leaving 903 dead and about 50,000 people homeless, the country’s disaster agency said today.

Thousands whose homes were swept away now live in tents, miles away from their inundated villages and towns, after being rescued by soldiers, local disaster workers and volunteers.

The National Disaster Management Authority said today that 126 people were killed in flood-related incidents in the past 48 hours, with most of the victims being women and children.

After inundating much of southwestern Baluchistan and eastern Punjab province, flash floods have now started to affect also the southern Sindh province. Local authorities this week closed schools in Sindh and Baluchistan.

Source: Oman News Agency