Posted 10 September 2011, by Staff, Central Asia Online, centralasiaonline.com
KARACHI – Flash flooding and heavy monsoon rains in Sindh have killed more than 180 people and displaced more than 5m until September 9, according to a statement issued by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).
According to an initial survey conducted by the PDMA, 31 children and 79 women were among the dead.
Nearly 200,000 flood victims in Sindh have taken shelter in official relief camps, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported.
The flooding has submerged 4m acres of land, including 1.7m acres of agriculture land, causing damage to 80% of cash crops, the NDMA statement said.
Another monsoon over eastern India is moving toward southern Pakistan and may generate fresh rains beginning September 11 in Sindh, south Punjab and eastern Balochistan, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.