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1300 people died and more than five lakh homeless due to floods in Pakistan

1300 people died and more than five lakh homeless due to floods in Pakistan
1300 people died and more than five lakh homeless due to floods in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan is reeling from floods. Officials said that around 1300 people have died due to floods so far. Relief operations are continuing..The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that the death toll has reached 1,290 with 29 deaths in the last 24 hours.The number of injured has reached 12,577 so far. Officials said that 3.3 crore people were affected by the floods. The Pakistani government and NGOs have said that there has been an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.

Currently, one third of Pakistan’s land area is completely covered with water. Sindh Province, Balochistan Province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province were submerged as the Indus River overflowed its tributaries. All official departments along with Pakistan Army are helping the flood victims. More than 500,000 people are currently living in relief camps. About 14,68,019 houses were partially damaged due to floods. 7,36,459 cattle died.

Due to these floods, Pakistan has lost 10 billion dollars. Infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power poles were damaged everywhere. Agricultural lands were washed away. Big lakes were formed due to floods. Such floods have not occurred in Pakistan in the last 30 years. Pakistan has declared a ‘National Emergency’ in the country due to floods. The floods in Pakistan have been compared to Hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005. Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal called upon the international community to support his country. Pakistan has already received flood aid from UN, France, UAE and Uzbekistan. UNA announced $30 million in aid.

The article is in Telugu

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