Flood situation: More than 600 dead across Pakistan

Flood situation: More than 600 dead across Pakistan  According to the report of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), more than 600 people have died and more than 11 thousand people have been injured due to torrential rains and flash floods across Pakistan since June 14.  According to NDMA's August 18 report, the highest loss of life has occurred in Balochistan where 202 deaths have occurred, while 149 deaths have been recorded in Sindh, 144 in Punjab, and 135 deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  A state of emergency has arisen in several parts of the country after the ongoing monsoon rains in Pakistan and the resulting flash floods.  Hundreds of villages and small towns in many areas of southern Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh have been completely submerged, while the low-lying areas of major cities have also been filled with rainwater.  Destruction in South Punjab   In South Punjab, the water coming from the hills of Mount Sulaiman due to rains has caused havoc in many areas. Precious lives were lost due to the rains, people were displaced from their homes and thousands of acres of crops were inundated.  The victims complain that more damage has been caused due to insufficient relief operations, while according to the administration, the damage has been reduced due to timely relief operations.  The rains are still continuing, so many villages in Dera Ghazi Khan and Taunsa Sharif are in further danger. People are being shifted to safer places and hundreds of camps have been set up where food and medical aid are also being provided.  Amira Baloch, a resident of Taunsa Sharif, an online jobber, while talking to Independent Urdu, said: 'So much water entered our village from the hills of Mount Sulaiman that people's houses were also washed away, while the strong water flow. Due to the lack of timely relief operations, there has been loss of life and property. Water rushed from the mountains, including the dead bodies.'  He said that people's crops were also flooded and food items were also washed away.  'People are worried that there is no more grain and what was being grown has also been flooded. How will you light the stove this year and what will you eat?'  According to Amira, the aid activities in these areas are insufficient, the government is not paying any attention, people are trying to save each other under your help, aid is being given 'only to the extent of statements'.  He demanded that a plan be made to stop the water coming down from Mount Sulaiman and help the people so that there is no starvation after the flood.  Director General Rescue 1122 Rizwan Nasir while talking to Independent Urdu said that so far more than 31 people have died in Dera Ghazi Khan and Tunsa due to floods and many are missing.  According to him, more than nine thousand victims have been shifted to safe places and more than 1100 camps have been set up where food and medical aid are also being provided.  "The rains are still continuing, so more villages may be flooded, so the work of moving people to safer places is also going on."  Rizwan said: 'This is a flood only on the hills of Mount Sulaiman after 10 years of record rains, while the water level in any river, including the Indus, Chenab, is not yet so high that it can be called a dangerous line.'  The situation in Sindh  Heavy rains have caused loss of life and property in several areas of Sindh province.  Flood situation has arisen in Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Nawabshah and Nowshahrofiroz after monsoon rains.  The situation is also alarming in Badin, Thatta, Sajwal, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Umarkot districts of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas of Lower Sindh.   The situation is also alarming in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas districts of Badin, Thatta, Sajwal, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Umarkot in Lower Sindh. (Photo: Dr. Govind Ram)  These districts have been severely affected by the rains. In all these districts standing crops have been destroyed while a large number of crude houses have collapsed.    According to journalist Raza Akash Khanani of Badin district, 55 of the 72 union councils were completely submerged on Thursday, leaving a large number of people stranded.  Talking to Independent Urdu, Raza Akash said that 'Badin city is completely under water, in 2011 Badin was severely affected by flood but this time the situation looks worse. Several villages have been completely submerged due to a breach in the Amir Shah culvert.  Despite such a bad situation, no relief operation has been launched by the government. Usually people come out of their villages and sit on the roads after heavy rains, but this time the roads are also submerged and people are trapped in their areas.  Rain is still continuing in the upper districts and there is a fear that these sewers may burst. If this happens, a human tragedy may arise.'   Arbab Attaullah, the 'rain relief in charge' appointed by the provincial government for Badin district and special assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh, Arbab Attaullah said that the rain has been heavy, but no one is trapped due to the rain in Badin district and no areas have been submerged. have been   Speaking to Independent Urdu, Arbab Attaullah said: 'Due to the flood in the sea, the rain water was not going into the sea. That is why water is visible everywhere. But now the water from the sewers has started going into the sea and if the rain stops for a day or two, the situation will improve and the water will go away completely.  "Like the rest of the country, there has been heavy rain in Badin, with a record 244 mm of rain in one day, which will take some time to drain." But there is no emergency situation in the district.    On the other hand, many areas of Karachi are also under water and the roads leading to different areas are also closed.  The bodies of a young girl and a woman were found in Malir river yesterday. Seven people, including a husband and wife and four children, went missing when a passenger car from Karachi to Hyderabad got swept away in a large train coming on the link road of M-Nine Motorway. By yesterday evening, three bodies including children were recovered, but four people are still missing.  On the other hand, according to the report submitted to the Sindh Chief Minister regarding the situation in Sindh, 5 thousand houses have been completely destroyed in the province, while 28 thousand houses have been partially damaged. More than one lakh people have lost their homes and 137 people and 941 cattle have died in various accidents during the rains in the province.

According to the report of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), more than 600 people have died and more than 11 thousand people have been injured due to torrential rains and flash floods across Pakistan since June 14.

According to NDMA's August 18 report, the highest loss of life has occurred in Balochistan where 202 deaths have occurred, while 149 deaths have been recorded in Sindh, 144 in Punjab, and 135 deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A state of emergency has arisen in several parts of the country after the ongoing monsoon rains in Pakistan and the resulting flash floods.

Hundreds of villages and small towns in many areas of southern Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh have been completely submerged, while the low-lying areas of major cities have also been filled with rainwater.

Destruction in South Punjab 

In South Punjab, the water coming from the hills of Mount Sulaiman due to rains has caused havoc in many areas. Precious lives were lost due to the rains, people were displaced from their homes and thousands of acres of crops were inundated.

The victims complain that more damage has been caused due to insufficient relief operations, while according to the administration, the damage has been reduced due to timely relief operations.

The rains are still continuing, so many villages in Dera Ghazi Khan and Taunsa Sharif are in further danger. People are being shifted to safer places and hundreds of camps have been set up where food and medical aid are also being provided.

Amira Baloch, a resident of Taunsa Sharif, an online jobber, while talking to Independent Urdu, said: 'So much water entered our village from the hills of Mount Sulaiman that people's houses were also washed away, while the strong water flow. Due to the lack of timely relief operations, there has been loss of life and property. Water rushed from the mountains, including the dead bodies.'

He said that people's crops were also flooded and food items were also washed away.

'People are worried that there is no more grain and what was being grown has also been flooded. How will you light the stove this year and what will you eat?'

According to Amira, the aid activities in these areas are insufficient, the government is not paying any attention, people are trying to save each other under your help, aid is being given 'only to the extent of statements'.

He demanded that a plan be made to stop the water coming down from Mount Sulaiman and help the people so that there is no starvation after the flood.

Director General Rescue 1122 Rizwan Nasir while talking to Independent Urdu said that so far more than 31 people have died in Dera Ghazi Khan and Tunsa due to floods and many are missing.

According to him, more than nine thousand victims have been shifted to safe places and more than 1100 camps have been set up where food and medical aid are also being provided.

"The rains are still continuing, so more villages may be flooded, so the work of moving people to safer places is also going on."

Rizwan said: 'This is a flood only on the hills of Mount Sulaiman after 10 years of record rains, while the water level in any river, including the Indus, Chenab, is not yet so high that it can be called a dangerous line.'

The situation in Sindh

Heavy rains have caused loss of life and property in several areas of Sindh province.

Flood situation has arisen in Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Nawabshah and Nowshahrofiroz after monsoon rains.

The situation is also alarming in Badin, Thatta, Sajwal, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Umarkot districts of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas of Lower Sindh.

These districts have been severely affected by the rains. In all these districts standing crops have been destroyed while a large number of crude houses have collapsed.  

According to journalist Raza Akash Khanani of Badin district, 55 of the 72 union councils were completely submerged on Thursday, leaving a large number of people stranded.

Talking to Independent Urdu, Raza Akash said that 'Badin city is completely under water, in 2011 Badin was severely affected by flood but this time the situation looks worse. Several villages have been completely submerged due to a breach in the Amir Shah culvert.

Despite such a bad situation, no relief operation has been launched by the government. Usually people come out of their villages and sit on the roads after heavy rains, but this time the roads are also submerged and people are trapped in their areas.

Rain is still continuing in the upper districts and there is a fear that these sewers may burst. If this happens, a human tragedy may arise.' 

Arbab Attaullah, the 'rain relief in charge' appointed by the provincial government for Badin district and special assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh, Arbab Attaullah said that the rain has been heavy, but no one is trapped due to the rain in Badin district and no areas have been submerged. have been 

Speaking to Independent Urdu, Arbab Attaullah said: 'Due to the flood in the sea, the rain water was not going into the sea. That is why water is visible everywhere. But now the water from the sewers has started going into the sea and if the rain stops for a day or two, the situation will improve and the water will go away completely.

"Like the rest of the country, there has been heavy rain in Badin, with a record 244 mm of rain in one day, which will take some time to drain." But there is no emergency situation in the district. 

 On the other hand, many areas of Karachi are also under water and the roads leading to different areas are also closed.

The bodies of a young girl and a woman were found in Malir river yesterday. Seven people, including a husband and wife and four children, went missing when a passenger car from Karachi to Hyderabad got swept away in a large train coming on the link road of M-Nine Motorway. By yesterday evening, three bodies including children were recovered, but four people are still missing.

On the other hand, according to the report submitted to the Sindh Chief Minister regarding the situation in Sindh, 5 thousand houses have been completely destroyed in the province, while 28 thousand houses have been partially damaged. More than one lakh people have lost their homes and 137 people and 941 cattle have died in various accidents during the rains in the province.
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