Flash Floods Have Killed More Than 500 People In Pakistan Amid The Heaviest Rainfall In Decades – Kuri007
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Floods caused by unusually heavy rains killed at least 549 people in Pakistan last month, with poor communities in southwestern Balochistan among the hardest hit, a government agency said.
Government agencies and the military have set up relief and aid camps in flood-hit areas, and have been working to help relocate families and provide food and medicine. Apart from the deaths, the flood destroyed more than 46,200 houses, said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday.
“We are doing our best to provide comprehensive relief and rehabilitation to the flood victims,” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said during a visit to the affected areas.
Last month was the wettest in three decades, with 133% more rain than the 30-year average, the NDMA said. Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, received 305% more rain than the annual average, the disaster agency said.