Over 1,500 dead in floods: NDMA

Around 2,054 people have been injured and 1,036,781 houses have been destroyed due to flooding.


Express August 22, 2010

According to government figures the death toll due to floods has reached 1,514 while 2,054 people have been reported to be injured.

Details issued by the National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) on Sunday also stated that  1,036,781 houses have been destroyed so far as a result of  flooding.

The NDMA also stated that Sri Lanka has provided medicines worth $25,000 for flood victims.

Childbirth during floods

More than 50 children have taken birth in medical camps across the district of Sukkur in the last 72 hours.

This was revealed by IDO Health Doctor Tariq Daraishani, who added that pregnant women were facing numerous problems in relief camps.

Speaking on medical problems being faced by flood victims in the area, he said there has been an outbreak of gastric and skin diseases owing to lack of clean accommodation, clean water and hygienic food.

Up to 75,000 people have received medical aid at relief camps in Sukkur so far, as more flood victims are coming in.

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Unknown | 11 years ago | Reply http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lumhs-Mobile-Relief-Camp/122095154505843?created&v=page_getting_started
Aamir Ali | 11 years ago | Reply This is unfortunately true that the magnitude of disaster and the level of readiness of the nation is far apart. With so much fund eating entities like NDMA and barrage of ministers, this is clear on the wall that the government is nowhere. In current era technology, satellite, early warning systems and forecast is so strong you become ready before days, but this seems obvious that the goverment with their cheif roaming around the world was deliberately tried to stretch the scale of devastation to mint money in the name of releif. We as a nation are on the edge of a collapse in terms of strength and unity. All clean forces should come out on emmergency basis to clean Pakistan from corrupt and incompetent leadership.
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