Pakistan flood toll mounts

At least 153 people have died after flash floods caused by the worst monsoon rains in almost a decade swept through the southern Sindh province of Pakistan.

    Floods destroy homes, crops and spread disease in Pakistan

    The water level is now receding and bodies are being recovered, relief workers told AFP.

     

    “The death toll is now 153 as 46 bodies have been recovered from the worst hit Badin district alone since heavy rains started some two weeks ago,” said Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the Sindh government.

     

    Relief workers are at the scene, and some 200 camps have been set up to help deal with the homeless. Army and paramilitary forces are helping local government workers deal with the disaster.

     

    The death toll may yet rise as many people have been cut off by the rains, aid workers told AFP. Emergency camps have been set up in the Badin, Thatta, Shikarpur, Larkana and Tharparkar districts of the province.

     

    The Pakistani meteorological department predicted more rain over coming days.

    SOURCE: AFP


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