Flood havoc in Pakistan, half country submerged in water, 982 killed so far
Islamabad: In Pakistan, nature is wreaking havoc on the people in a very cruel way. So far, about 33 million people have been affected by floods in half of Pakistan, while the same 1,456 people have been injured and 982 people have died.
The government of Pakistan has to deploy the Pakistan Army to help in the rescue and relief operations. Pakistan’s disaster management agency said that 3,000 km. More than 150 roads, about 150 bridges and about seven lakh houses have been washed away or destroyed. So the Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in the coming week.
More than half of Pakistan’s country submerged in water
At present, more than half the country is submerged in water. Lakhs of people have been rendered homeless due to flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains. Most of the floods have wreaked havoc in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh provinces. While heavy rains continued for the second day in a row, some parts were cut off due to broken roads and bridges. Crops have also been damaged by the floods and livestock have also died.
Pakistan Railways has stopped rail services at many places in Sindh and Balochistan. Pakistan International Airlines on Friday suspended flights to Balochistan’s capital Quetta due to bad weather. The government of Pakistan has issued a ‘flash appeal’ to the United Nations.
Earlier, the government of Pakistan has declared floods as a ‘national emergency’. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund has already allocated $3 million. Videos showing flood scenes across Pakistan are being shared on social media. Those who see it know how serious the flood disaster is.