Pakistan floods affect 1.5 million: NDMA officials

August 25, 2013

Pakistan floods affect 1.5 million
Pakistan floods affect 1.5 million

ISLAMABAD: Floods and heavy monsoon rains have now killed 178 people and affected 1.5 million across Pakistan in the last three weeks, disaster management officials said Sunday in updated figures.

“At least 178 people have died and 1,503,492 others affected by recent monsoon rains and floods across Pakistan,” a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told us.

He said that the rains had wounded 855 people, affected 5,615 villages and destroyed 20,312 houses all over the country.

On Wednesday the figures stood at nearly one million people affected and 139 dead.

Nearly 350 relief camps have been set up to help people, mostly in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, the official said.

Further heavy monsoon rains are expected in Pakistan next month, but the NDMA is fully prepared, he said.  Courtesy AFP

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