Monsoon rains death toll reaches over 900, injures nearly 1,300

Senator Sherry Rehman claims that the current humanitarian crisis in Pakistan is being caused by the climate.

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Islamabad – Monsoon rains death toll reaches over 900, injures nearly 1,300 On Thursday, above-normal monsoon rains across the nation added to these numbers.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) routinely released a 24-hour situation report that detailed the total losses in terms of infrastructure, property, and infrastructure caused by the country’s heavy rains.

Four different areas in Balochistan experienced roof collapse incidents as a result of the heavy rains. Two men died in Loralai, one in Duki, one in Sibbi, and one in Musakhel, while three children were hurt in Duki.

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A man was killed and two others were hurt in roof collapse incidents that were reported in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district of Dera Ismail Khan as a result of heavy rain.

Five people drowned in fast-moving waters in Punjab’s Rajanpur district, contributing to their deaths.

In the province of Sindh, numerous incidents resulted in the deaths of five men, a woman, and a child in Naushero Feroze, four men in Larkana, a man, a woman, and a child in Shaheed Benazirabad, a man and three children in Jacobabad, a woman and a child in Badin, a woman in Sanghar, two children in Tando Muhammad Khan, two children in Kashmore, and

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In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), and the Islamabad Capital Territory, there were no reported incidents or losses (ICT).

A flash flood in G-B blocked the Mujawir Road at Ishkoman Immit Valley, where restoration work was being done.

The N-25 Quetta-Karachi Highway was blocked in Balochistan as the Lunda Bridge was washed away by the strong water flow. Similar to the M-8 highway, land sliding also caused it to be blocked.

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In the report, it was noted that Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan divisions, eastern Balochistan, and Sindh were all expected to experience widespread thunderstorms and rain of a heavy to very heavy intensity with isolated areas experiencing extremely heavy falls.

It also stated that scattered to widespread thunderstorms and rain with isolated very heavy falls were anticipated over the upper catchments of the Indus and Kabul rivers.

Additionally, isolated thunderstorms and rain of a moderate intensity were predicted for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Peshawar, Kohat, and Bannu Divisions, as well as the upper catchments of the rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej.

It further stated that all of the nation, with the exception of western Balochistan, should expect isolated thunderstorms and rain.

Climate-related humanitarian disaster

Senator Sherry Rehman, the federal minister for climate change, stated that Pakistan was currently experiencing a “climate-induced humanitarian disaster” in reference to the devastation caused by the ongoing, unprecedented monsoon rains.

She said at a press conference that the media should play a significant role in drawing attention to the suffering of flood victims, rescue and relief efforts, and damages to life and property so that the stakeholders could manage a well-coordinated response with public support.

Sherry reported that the country had so far experienced an average of 166 millimetres of rainfall in August, which was 241% above average, while its southern regions, particularly Sindh, experienced alarmingly high rainfall of 784% above the average for the season.

She stated that the Met Office statistics were shocking and added that numerous provinces had experienced flash floods that had destroyed bridges and communication infrastructure.

Sherry continued by stating that the current Indus River flood was even worse than the super flood of 2010.


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