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26 killed, 11 injured by floods across Pakistan in 24 hours


Nepalnews
2022 Sep 05, 8:22,
Damaged buildings are seen after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)

At least 26 people were killed and 11 others injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

According to a report released by the NDMA on Saturday evening, at least 12 children and three women were among those who lost their lives in different flood-related accidents across the country.

The country's southern Sindh province was the worst-hit region with 22 killed, followed by the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and southwestern Balochistan provinces which reported two deaths, respectively, the report said.

Moreover, 40,980 houses were destroyed and 875 livestock perished, it added.

People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022.  (Xinhua)
People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)

The total death toll in Pakistan from this season's monsoon rains and floods since mid-June has risen to around 1,290 along with 12,588 injured, according to the latest statistics updated by the NDMA.

The NDMA said that 169,831 people have been rescued since the beginning of the crisis, adding that 633,091 people are currently living in the camps.

Local residents use a temporary cradle service to cross the river Swat after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Local residents use a temporary cradle service to cross the river Swat after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)

Additionally, 1,468,019 houses have been destroyed, while an estimated 736,459 livestock has perished in the rains across the country, it said.

Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA, other government organizations, volunteers and non-government organizations are underway in the flood-hit areas.

People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Damaged buildings are seen after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Damaged buildings are seen after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Residents work to remove debris of a destroyed house after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Residents work to remove debris of a destroyed house after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Local authorities use heavy machinery to level the land after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
Local authorities use heavy machinery to level the land after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
People walk over a temporary footbridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
A closed part of a damaged road is seen after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
A closed part of a damaged road is seen after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
People stand on a destroyed bridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)
People stand on a destroyed bridge after flash floods in Bahrain area of northwest Pakistan's Swat district on Sept. 1, 2022. (Xinhua)

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