Pakistan – 151 People Have Died in 3 Weeks of Flooding

Heavy rain has continued to fall in northern and eastern Pakistan over the last few days, causing further floods and deaths.

More rain is expected over the next 24 hours. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) have forecast  thunderstorms for some areas of northern Punjab, southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan.

Yesterday, 04 August 2015, Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued some updated figures for the ongoing flood situation in 5 provinces in the country.

NDMA said that, since the floods first began in late July 2015 when the district of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was badly hit, as many as 151 flood-related deaths have been reported; 32 in Punjab, 77 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13 in Balochistan, 22 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 7 in Gilgit Baltistan.

NDMA also say that floods have affected over 800,000 people across 2,200 villages in the five affected provinces.

Chitral flood damage, July 2015, Pakistan. Photo: PDMA
Chitral flood damage, July 2015, Pakistan. Photo: PDMA