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FLOOD IN PAKISTAN 2022

 

Since June 14, 2022, 1,481 people have died in Pakistan due to floods. The monsoon rains were heavier than usual, and the glaciers began to melt after a severe heat wave, both of which are related to climate change.

Due to the flooding, Pakistan proclaimed a state of emergency on August 25.

The country was “onethird” under water by August 29, according to  Pakistan’s minister of climate change, affecting 33 million people.

Additionally, there have been flash floods in the nearby Afghanistan and India border regions.

Since June 14, 2022, 1,481 people have died in Pakistan due to floods.

The monsoon rains were heavier than usual, and the glaciers began to melt after a severe heat wave, both of which are related to climate change.

Due to the flooding, Pakistan proclaimed a state of emergency on August 25.

The country was “onethird” under water by August 29, according to  Pakistan’s minister of climate change, affecting 33 million people.

\Six military officers perished in a helicopter crash in August 2022 while helping those affected by flooding.

Additionally, there have been flash floods in the nearby Afghanistan and India border regions.

SINDH

The roof of their home fell, killing three of the 251 kids who died in Kandhkot.

57,496 dwellings, primarily in the Hyderabad Division, have been severely damaged or entirely demolished, uprooting 10 million people from their homes in Sindh. Additionally, 830 livestock have also been killed.

Farmland covering 6,200 km2 (1,540,000 acres) has been destroyed by the floods.

aerial view of Sadakat following a flood in September 2022.

Thari Mirwah and K.N. Shah have been “inundated,” while the divisions of Larkana and Sukkur have also been negatively damaged.

As a result of the floods, the Indus River has become a 100 km (62 km) broad lake.

 

Balochistan

267 people died in Balochistan flooding.Rainwater infiltration rendered many homes uninhabitable in many areas.

A half million animals have also perished. 

 In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, floods caused 293 fatalities and 600,000 displaced people. 

Gilgit-Baltistan

Four people are missing, 22 people died,[3] and the Karakoram Highway was severely damaged by floods.  Landslides forced the closure of several roads to traffic. The worst affected areas were Ghizar, Nagar, Diamer, Ghanche, and Astore. In the meantime, the S1 Strategic Highway also experienced erosion as a result of the Indus River’s highwater levels. The Ishkoman River flooded, cutting off the Ishkoman Valley Road at Gutkash.

Punjab

There were 191 fatalities and 3,858 injuries in Punjab. In Taunsa Sharif, a large number of settlements were under water due to flooding. To the west of Taunsa Sharif in the historic town of Mangadotha, floodwaters swept away hundreds of homes and animals.  The majority of families left the communities near inundated rivers where residents lived. 

Due to the destruction of roads and bridges, the majority of the families have relocated to safer areas on foot and by camel, taking only the necessities with them. 

Azad Kashmir 

In Azad Kashmir, flooding claimed 44 lives. On July 31, a roof collapsed on top of ten people in the Poonch District, causing four injuries and ten fatalities. On August 19, five Mianwali tourists were killed in Neelum Valley after being swept away and later being confirmed.Check here

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