Islamabad, August 30
Seasonal torrential rains have claimed 134 lives and injured 81 others in Pakistan within the final over two months because the monsoon started within the nation, the nationwide catastrophe administration company mentioned on Sunday.
Every yr, Pakistan wrestle to deal with the annual monsoon deluge and different rain-related incidents. The monsoon season runs from June-July by September.
Monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan at a time when authorities are attempting to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus, which brought about 6,288 deaths since February when the nation reported its first case.
Nine extra folks—5 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and 4 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)—died in a single day, pushing the nationwide monsoon-related dying toll to 134, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) mentioned.
“Of these killed, 61 are males, 14 females and 59 kids,” it mentioned, including that 81 folks, together with 10 within the final 24 hours, have been additionally injured in varied rain-related incidents throughout the nation.
A complete of 48 folks died in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, adopted by 34 in Sindh, 17 in Balochistan, 14 in Punjab, 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan area and 10 in PoK.
Among these injured, 42 have been reported from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 13 from Balochistan, 9 from Sindh, eight from Punjab, 5 from PoK and 4 from Gilgit-Baltistan.
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains broken 1,001 homes totally and 435 others partially, the NDMA mentioned.
The authorities have to this point supplied about 830 tons of meals to folks affected by rain and associated mishaps. They have been additionally given 14,985 tents, 2,956 blankets and a couple of,200 mosquito nets along with different provides.
Monsoon rains hit the sub-continent yearly in summer season, bringing heavy downpour that set off floods and landslides and displace lots of and hundreds of individuals. PTI