Death toll rises to 84 in Pakistan floods

At least 84 people were killed, 44 were wounded and 81,341 were affected by recent rain and flooding.


Afp August 07, 2013
Flood waters and rain had destroyed 2,533 houses throughout the country. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Monsoon rains triggering floods have killed 84 people across Pakistan in the last week and affected more than 80,000 others, officials said Wednesday, warning of further downpours.

"At least 84 people were killed, 44 were wounded and 81,341 were affected by recent rain and flooding," a senior official in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) told AFP.

The official said flood waters and rain had destroyed 2,533 houses throughout the country and that contingency plans remained in place as heavier rains are expected next month.

Pakistan has suffered monsoon floods for the last three years and been criticised for not doing more to mitigate against the dangers posed by seasonal rains washing away homes and farmland.

In 2010, the country's worst floods in history killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

Karachi, has suffered heavily as a result of rain water flooding markets, buildings and houses, and blocking roads.

COMMENTS (3)

sure? | 7 years ago | Reply @Rabia Malik: India has never atacked Pakistan and will never attack it. But yes your real enemies the terrorisst have been quite active even during Ramzan.
shoaib | 7 years ago | Reply

@rabia . cool down the flood doesnt come coz of our pm visit to saudia for relegious duties n neither do it come in any area where the rescue mission is interrupted coz of his absence ... its provincial govertments job n how they are doing it judge them ..... as far as war with india in ramazan is concerned why are you so much worried .... are we at war with them n u dont have a leader to lead the masses which is freaking u out ? or its just u r worried if this happen n if that happen ... let me add some if ... suppose we are at war with india n its end of time for ur pm,cms, or even army chief so what will happen who will lead us or u are very sure that they just can not die coz we are at war so who will lead us after them

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