58 people have died in flash floods: NDMA
07 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: As many as 58 people have been killed and 30 injured due to flash floods in various areas of the country, said an official of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Talking to APP, he said as many as 66,341 people have been affected by the floods, 1,363 houses have been damaged partially and 2,429 destroyed completely, 285 villages have been affected and 135,051 acres of crops have been affected due to flash flooding.
He said that 1,022 people are residing in 15 relief camps established in flood-hit areas.
In Balochistan, 10 people have died, two sustained injured and 28 villages have been affected, he said.
"In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 people have lost their lives and five sustained injuries. A total of 336 people have been affected by the flash flooding, 274 houses have been damaged partially and 44 destroyed completely, 15 villages have been affected and 4,270 acres of crops have been affected in the province," the official said.
In Punjab, he added, 15 people have died, 18 injured, 1,089 houses damaged partially and 2,385 destroyed completely, 242 village have been affected and 130,772 acres of crops have been affected.
A total of 11 relief camps have also been established and 72 people are residing in the camps, he said.
"In Sindh, eight people have died, four injured and 950 people are residing in 11 relief camps. In FATA, 12 people have died by flash flooding."
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, three people have died and one sustained injuries.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Capt (r) Muhammad Asif said control rooms have established in all the districts to keep them informed about the latest river flow situation.
He said that on the instructions of the government, a sub-office has immediately been set up by the PDMA at Jampur for relief activities where edibles and essential commodities would be provided to the flood victims.
He said that all the districts have completed inspection of dykes and carried out repair wherever needed while 20 relief camps have been set up in different flood affected areas.
He said the government was providing "packed-food" while doctors were also deputed in these camps. The PDMA official said floodwater would recede in a day or two, adding that he had visited flood-affected areas in Jampur on Sunday.