Pakistan flood toll touches 1,061, millions affected

HY News 29 August, 2022 11:06 am IST

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The death toll from massive flood Pakistan since June has reached 1,061, according to figures released on August 29, 2022, by the country's National Disaster Management Authority.

Officials say this year's monsoon flooding has affected more than 33 million people -- one in seven Pakistanis -- destroying or badly damaging nearly a million homes.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan has declared a ‘rain emergency’ after 24 bridges and 50 hotels were washed away in flash floods.

As many as 45 persons died in the last 24 hours, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Another 1,456 persons were hurt, with 113 injuries reported in the last 24 hours.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked for international help in battling deadly flood damage in the impoverished Islamic nation.

It is reported that telephone and internet services in 10 districts of Balochistan were partially restored after cable networks were damaged in the rains.

In response to Sharif's appeal for international aid, the United Nations planned a $160 million flash appeal for donations, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Asim Iftikhar. He said in his weekly briefing on Friday that the appeal will be launched on Aug. 30.

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