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Floods in Pakistan affect nearly 1 million

Pakistan Flood News 2013

Pakistan News :  Heavy monsoon rains triggering floods have affected nearly one million people and killed 139 others across Pakistan in the last three weeks, disaster management officials said Wednesday.

“The rains affected 931,074 people, killed at least 139 and wounded 804 others,” a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told AFP.

He said that the rains had hit 3,826 villages and destroyed 13,262 houses all over the country.

Around 243 relief camps have been set up to help people, mostly in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, the official said.

Further heavy monsoon rains are expected in Pakistan next month, but the NDMA is fully prepared for any eventuality, he said. (AFP)

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