Floods killed 370 people, says NDMA
ISLAMABAD, Sept 25: A total of 275,000 houses and shops were destroyed and at least 370 people killed in the recent floods in various parts of the country, said a report of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued on Tuesday.
Of the 275,000 houses and shops destroyed, 235,831 were in Sindh, 25,442 in Punjab, 8,626 in Balochistan, 4,392 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,243 in Azad Kashmir and 70 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
A total of 155,662 houses and shops were damaged partially in the flood-hit areas of the country, including 132,282 in Sindh, 16,440 in Punjab, 4,289 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,564 in Balochistan, 1,017 in AJK and 70 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
As many as 370 persons died due to roof collapse and drowning and 2,796 were injured as a result of recent flash flooding in some areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh, the report said.
Giving details of the relief operation, the NDMA said a total of 32,570 ration bags, 15,000 tents and 29 de-watering pump were distributed in the affected areas.
The country has been facing devastating floods for the last three years during which property worth billions of rupees has been damaged and hundreds of lives lost.
The report said that more than 4,474,341 persons were affected by the current year’s floods. The number of villages badly affected by the floods is stated to be 13,465.