234 dead, 1,129 injured in floods: NDMA
07 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: A total of 234 people have died so far while 1,129 have been injured in recent flash floods in the country, says the latest data issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
According to the data, as many as 23,652 tents have been distributed in Punjab, 3,440 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 10,185 in Sindh, 5,380 in Balochistan, and 177 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 57,834 tents have been distributed among flood-hit people by the National Disaster Management Authority and the provincial disaster management authorities so far. As many as 126,400 food packs have also been distributed among marooned people – 108,100 in Punjab, 12,650 in KP, 1,500 in Sindh and 4,000 in Balochistan.
Some 17,187 blankets have been distributed among the flood victims – 16,400 in KP, 720 in Balochistan, and 67 in AJK. Similarly, 31,250 mosquito nets have been distributed in flood-hit areas, including 10,000 in Punjab, 6,100 in Sindh and 7,150 in Balochistan. Whereas, a total of 492 relief camps have been providing basic amenities of life to 12,077 marooned people of flood-hit areas. Moreover, 8,414 cattle heads have perished in the flooded areas – 15 in Punjab, 95 in KP, 88 in Sindh, 8,135 in Balochistan and 81 in AJK.
In Punjab, 88 people have been reported dead and 1,016 sustained injuries, 24 expired and 26 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 47 people have died and 43 injured in Sindh, 27 dead and 18 injured in Balochistan, 15 dead and 11 injured in FATA and 33 people have died and 15 sustained injuries in flash flooding in AJK. As many as 1,496,870 people have been affected in country due to flooding – 795,857 in Punjab, 584 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 505,959 in Sindh and 175,596 in Balochistan.
Standing crops on 1,457,299.25 acres have been affected – 1,094,171 acres in Punjab, 535 acres in KP, 246,500 acres in Sindh, 115,927 acres in Balochistan, and 76.25 acres have been affected in FATA. As many as 7,693 villages – 2,482 in Punjab, 2 in KP, 2,920 in Sindh and 2,289 in Balochistan – have been affected by flash flooding; 55,317 houses have been damaged partially and 21,133 completely as a result of floods.