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Global Deluge: 1,000 Dead or Injured in Pakistan Flash Floods

Posted by feww on August 21, 2013

Extreme monsoon rains, flash floods Kill more than 120, injure 900 in Pakistan

Widespread flash flooding triggered by extreme rain events have left at least 1,000  people dead or injured since the beginning of August.

The extreme rains have flooded 1,746 villages, affecting about 550,000 people, destroying more than 11,000 homes, ruining 412,083 acres of standing crops and killing 4,555 livestock, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Floods have displaced an estimated 100,000 people, and destroyed much of the infrastructure in the affected regions.

The worst affected regions are the eastern Punjab province, southern Sindh province, northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and southwest Baluchistan province.

The authorities have warned about the outbreak of waterborne epidemic diseases in the affected regions.

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