At least 43 killed as a result of monsoon rains and flooding across the country.
Monsoon rains continued in most parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, while rain was forecasted for Sindh sometime late on Thursday.At least 12 people were killed in Lahore and other parts of northern Punjab and more than 16 were injured. In Lahore, 10 people reportedly lost their lives in rain-related incidents. A child was electrocuted in Lahore’s Chongi Amar Sadhu area, while a man died after the roof of his house collapsed in Manawan, reports quoted police sources as saying.
Another man was electrocuted while 16 people were injured in two separate rain-related incidents in the city.
Several localities came under knee-deep rain water in different parts of Lahore and people had difficult performing doing daily chores.
Rain-related incidents also led to casualties in Gujranwala, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Daska, Faisalabad, Murree, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu and Sialkot.
Latest Update: Flood in Pakistan
Latest Government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods at almost 14.5 million (National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, 13 August). Assessments to establish the degree to which affected populations are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance continue. The official death toll has risen to 1,384, with 1,680 people reported as injured. Over 722,000 houses have been either damaged or destroyed.
The situation in Sindh Province in the South has deteriorated, with both the first and second waves of floods along the Indus River now moving through parts of the province. Latest Government estimates indicate that 1.5 million people have been affected. This number is expected to rise further. Large parts of Upper Sindh are underwater. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of xceptionally high flood levels on the Indus at Guddu and Sukkur, threatening renewed inundation in Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukker, Larkana, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Naushahro Feroze districts, all of which have been badly affected by the first wave of flooding. 300,000 civilians were evacuated from Jacobabad on 13 August in anticipation of the arrival of the second flood wave. Meanwhile the first wave continues to cause flooding further downstream in Hyderabad and Thatta districts. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be on the move in Sindh alone. Staff in the field report that districts in the North of the Province that have been hosting affectees, do not have more capacity to absorb additional people.
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