Pakistan floods cut off electricity

Source of electricity have been swept away by floods in the northwest, leaving residents in shortage

    Devastating floods have disrupted the lives of millions of people across Pakistan.

    In the northwest of the country, floodwaters have destroyed villages' source of electricity after sweeping away most of the hydroelectric turbines.

    It costs less than $700 to set up a hydroelectric generator, which is vital for irrigating crops and watering animals in these rural remote areas.

    Residents hope that the government or the international community can help them cover the cost of a generator and bring electricity back to their villages.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from the village of Shangla in northwest Pakistan

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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