Sunday, November 27, 2022
ADVT 
International

Death toll in catastrophic Pakistan flooding reaches 1,559

Darpan News Desk IANS, 20 Sep, 2022 01:39 PM
  • Death toll in catastrophic Pakistan flooding reaches 1,559

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The overall death toll in Pakistan from the devastating floods has increased to 1,559, with 12,850 others injured, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

In the last 24 hours, 15 new fatalities were reported, all in the worst-hit Sindh province, reports Xinhua news agency citing the NDMA as saying.

The victims included a child and three women.

The heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods since mid-June have also destroyed a total of 1,979,485 houses, while an estimated 973,632 livestock has perished in the rains across the country, according to the latest NDMA figures.

It further added that 12,716 km of roads and 374 bridges were damaged.

Rescue and relief operations by the NDMA, other government organisations, volunteers and NGOs were underway in the affected areas.

MORE International ARTICLES

Flood situation in Pak highly likely to boost disease spread: WHO

Flood situation in Pak highly likely to boost disease spread: WHO

The most affected province is Sindh, followed by Balochistan. As of August 25, more than 33 million people have been affected and over 6.4 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 421,000 refugees, the WHO report highlighted. 

Flood situation in Pak highly likely to boost disease spread: WHO

Gorbachev's death could prove a point of yet more tension between Russia and West

Gorbachev's death could prove a point of yet more tension between Russia and West

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Wednesday that Kremlin was still deciding on the scale of the funeral for Gorbachev, who was despised by many pro-Putin hardliners for his role in bringing about the end of the Soviet Union. 

Gorbachev's death could prove a point of yet more tension between Russia and West

United Sikhs rushes relief supplies for Pakistan flood victims

United Sikhs rushes relief supplies for Pakistan flood victims

Local Sikh volunteers of United Sikhs have setup a camp to move flood-affected families to safe areas and provide them with food, water, and other immediate supplies under the leadership of the organisation's representative in Pakistan, Herdyal Singh.

United Sikhs rushes relief supplies for Pakistan flood victims

4th yr medical student killed in Armenia, MP CM assures help to bring body home

4th yr medical student killed in Armenia, MP CM assures help to bring body home

Ever since the family was informed about the alleged murder of Ashutosh, they have been seeking help from the Central and the state governments. Dwivedi was pursuing a medical degree in an Armenia based medical college. A family member told IANS that Dwivedi had gone to Armenia in 2020 and he was a fourth year medical student.

4th yr medical student killed in Armenia, MP CM assures help to bring body home

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, passes away at 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, passes away at 91

Gorbachev, who during his seven years in power made dramatic reforms that paved the way for the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, died Tuesday at a Moscow hospital at 91.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, passes away at 91

Attacked at home, Afghan Sikhs find community on Long Island

Attacked at home, Afghan Sikhs find community on Long Island

Sikhs and Hindus make up only a tiny fraction of the population of Afghanistan, which is almost entirely Muslim. Under the Taliban in the late 1990s, they were asked to identify themselves by wearing yellow armbands or badges, reminiscent of Nazi Germany, and in recent years they have been repeatedly targeted by extremists.

Attacked at home, Afghan Sikhs find community on Long Island