Unprecedented flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan, over 1,000 killed


Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

  • Pakistan is facing the worst rain-induced flooding in its history. Sixty-six districts have been officially declared to be ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan – 31 in Balochistan, 23 in Sindh, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and three in Punjab.

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Unprecedented flash floods caused by historic monsoon rains have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure and bridges, killing at least 1,000 people in recent weeks and affecting more than 33 million, over 15% of the country's 220 million population.(AP)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

Unprecedented flash floods caused by historic monsoon rains have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure and bridges, killing at least 1,000 people in recent weeks and affecting more than 33 million, over 15% of the country’s 220 million population.(AP)

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The situation in Pakistan remains dynamic, and many more districts have been affected; the number of calamity-declared districts is expected to rise as rains continue to fall.(AFP)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

The situation in Pakistan remains dynamic, and many more districts have been affected; the number of calamity-declared districts is expected to rise as rains continue to fall.(AFP)

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The climate change minister has called the situation a "climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions."(AFP)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

The climate change minister has called the situation a “climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.”(AFP)

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Early estimates put the damage from Pakistan's recent deadly floods at more than $10 billion, its planning minister said on Monday, adding the world has an obligation to help the South Asian nation cope with the effects of man-made climate change.(AP)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

Early estimates put the damage from Pakistan’s recent deadly floods at more than $10 billion, its planning minister said on Monday, adding the world has an obligation to help the South Asian nation cope with the effects of man-made climate change.(AP)

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“This year Pakistan has received the highest rainfall in at least three decades. So far this year the rain is running at more than 780% above average levels,” said Abid Qaiyum Suleri, executive director of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and a member of Pakistan's Climate Change Council.(AP)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

“This year Pakistan has received the highest rainfall in at least three decades. So far this year the rain is running at more than 780% above average levels,” said Abid Qaiyum Suleri, executive director of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and a member of Pakistan’s Climate Change Council.(AP)

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“Extreme weather patterns are turning more frequent in the region and Pakistan is not an exception, he added.(AP)

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“Extreme weather patterns are turning more frequent in the region and Pakistan is not an exception, he added.(AP)

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Climate Minister Sherry Rehman said “it's been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.”(REUTERS)

Published on Aug 30, 2022 09:40 AM IST

Climate Minister Sherry Rehman said “it’s been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.”(REUTERS)

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