ISLAMABAD: The death toll from ravaging monsoon floods in Pakistan jumped to 1,350 with 75 people were dying in the last 24 hours.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), among those killed, 501 were men, 227 were women and 386 were children.
The highest number of deaths from Pakistan floods have been reported in Sindh, with 402 casualties so far. Here is the provincial breakdown of the number of deaths sine June 14.
As per the NDMA report, large parts of the country remain submerged – particularly the provinces of Balochistan, KP and Sindh – as heavy rains continue to lash parts of the country. At least 402 people have died in Sindh followed by Balochistan (258) and KP (258).
- Sindh: 402 deaths (151 men, 69 women and 160 children)
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 258 death (114 men, 36 women and 106 children)
- Balochistan: 244 deaths (116 men, 55 women and 73 children)
- Punjab: 168 deaths (87 men, 42 women and 39 children)
- Azad Jammu & Kashmir: 41 deaths (27 men and 14 women)
- Gilgit-Baltistan: 22 deaths (5 men, 11 women and 6 children)
- Islamabad Capital Territory: 1 death (man).
According to the report, another 1,634 people have been injured due to the floods. Sindh has the highest number of flood and rain-related injuries with 1,055 cases, with KP next with 338 cases.
South Asia Index say, more than 50 million people were displaced as result of ravaging monsoon floods. Around one million houses and 220 bridges washed away.
Pakistan's devastating floods:
– 1350 people killed
– 50M people displaced
– 900K livestock deaths
– 1M houses washed away
– 40+ reservoirs breached
– 220+ bridges collapsed
– 90% cropped damaged
– $10B loss to economy
– 1/3 country underwater
Source – PDMA / NDMA pic.twitter.com/TG6jnL8zZQ
— South Asia Index (@SouthAsiaIndex) August 29, 2022
During this period, more than 735,000 animals part of livestock were either killed or swept away.
Almost 3,500 kilometres of roads have been damaged or become inaccessible, cutting off towns and villages from the rest of the country.
Over a million houses have been damaged, including 300,000 that have been completely swept away.