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More 100,000 Family displaced by flooding

Family displaced by floodingKARACHI: Some 100,000 more people have been displaced after a lake burst in southern Pakistan where massive floods have already affected millions of people, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

The Manchar lake in southern Sindh province overflowed on Friday, forcing people living in the area to seek refuge elsewhere, UN spokesman Maurizio Giuliano told AFP.

“More than a hundred thousand (have) been displaced. Not only houses, but boats were also found in pieces (in the affected areas, and) crops are completely washed away,” Giuliano said.

Jam Saifullah Dharejo, the provincial irrigation minister said: “The burst in the lake has affected a large population in Jamshoro district, but we cannot estimate the exact number of people affected, they are in thousands.”

“Sindh continues to host the largest number of flood-displaced people, in addition to experiencing the worst of the current flooding,” a UN statement said separately.

The UN estimates that there are currently 1.2 million people in 6,300 camps and settlements across Pakistan with more than 80 per cent of them in Sindh.

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