Seasonal torrential rain claims over 300 lives in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 13

Over 300 individuals, together with greater than 100 kids, died and 239 others had been injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan within the final over two months for the reason that monsoon started within the nation, the nationwide catastrophe administration company has stated.

Every yr, Pakistan battle to deal with the annual monsoon deluge and different rain-related incidents which trigger enormous lack of life and properties. The monsoon season runs from June-July by means of September.

Monsoon rain is lashing Pakistan at a time when authorities try to include the unfold of the coronovirus, which has contaminated over three lakh individuals and brought about 6,377 deaths since February when the nation reported its first case.

The seasonal torrential rain has claimed 310 lives—135 males, 107 kids and 70 ladies—throughout the current monsoon season, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stated on Saturday.

Sindh is the worst-affected province with 136 fatalities, adopted by 116 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Punjab, 21 in Balochistan, 12 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan, the Express Tribune reported, citing the NDMA information.

According to NDMA, 239 individuals – 6 ladies, 142 males and 41 kids – had been additionally injured in a number of rain-related incidents, whereas 78,521 homes had been destroyed and one other 139,102 had been broken.

The NDMA in a report final month had stated that Pakistan has neither an efficient telemetry system nor fashionable climate forecast radars for well timed prediction of flooding.

Telemetry is the automated recording and transmission of information from distant or inaccessible sources to an IT system in a special location for monitoring and evaluation.

The report had famous that Pakistan has a medium and long run forecast system able to precisely predicting the climate for a interval of solely 7 to 15 days whereas the seasonal climate forecast accuracy fee can be no more than 65-70%.

The contingency report indicated that Pakistan is counting on outdated expertise for climate forecast which makes it troublesome to make commonplace and correct atmospheric predictions.

Monsoon rain hit the sub-continent yearly in summer time, bringing heavy downpour that set off floods and landslides and displace tons of and hundreds of individuals. PTI

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