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Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
More than 1,600 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands stranded by flooding triggered by the annual monsoon rains. The floodwaters have washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages and destroyed roads and bridges. Disease is spreading among Pakistani flood victims, and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst.
The worst floods in Pakistan's history have hit at least 14 million people. Twelve million are affected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, while a further two million are affected in Sindh. Flooding has submerged whole villages in the past week, killing at least 1,600 people, according to the UN.
And the worst floods to hit the region in 80 years could get worse, as it is only midway through monsoon season which lasts till the end of August.
Crop land has been flooded across the country and more than 10,000 cows have perished.
Some Pakistanis could be forced to rely on food aid to get through the winter. The immediate priorities for survivors are clean drinking water and medical assistance.
Along a 1,200km (750-mile) stretch of the River Indus in Sindh province, the government has evacuated one million people and is evacuating another half a million.
Normally the River Indus is 1 km wide and rose to about 20 km! The floods started in the North of Pakistan and are moving to the South.
Date:29/08/2010
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Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
More than 1,600 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands stranded by flooding triggered by the annual monsoon rains. The floodwaters have washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages and destroyed roads and bridges. Disease is spreading among Pakistani flood victims, and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst.
The worst floods in Pakistan's history have hit at least 14 million people. Twelve million are affected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, while a further two million are affected in Sindh. Flooding has submerged whole villages in the past week, killing at least 1,600 people, according to the UN.
And the worst floods to hit the region in 80 years could get worse, as it is only midway through monsoon season which lasts till the end of August.
Crop land has been flooded across the country and more than 10,000 cows have perished.
Some Pakistanis could be forced to rely on food aid to get through the winter. The immediate priorities for survivors are clean drinking water and medical assistance.
Along a 1,200km (750-mile) stretch of the River Indus in Sindh province, the government has evacuated one million people and is evacuating another half a million.
Normally the River Indus is 1 km wide and rose to about 20 km! The floods started in the North of Pakistan and are moving to the South.
Date:29/08/2010
RGB:B3B2B0
Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
More than 1,600 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands stranded by flooding triggered by the annual monsoon rains. The floodwaters have washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages and destroyed roads and bridges. Disease is spreading among Pakistani flood victims, and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst.
The worst floods in Pakistan's history have hit at least 14 million people. Twelve million are affected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, while a further two million are affected in Sindh. Flooding has submerged whole villages in the past week, killing at least 1,600 people, according to the UN.
And the worst floods to hit the region in 80 years could get worse, as it is only midway through monsoon season which lasts till the end of August.
Crop land has been flooded across the country and more than 10,000 cows have perished.
Some Pakistanis could be forced to rely on food aid to get through the winter. The immediate priorities for survivors are clean drinking water and medical assistance.
Along a 1,200km (750-mile) stretch of the River Indus in Sindh province, the government has evacuated one million people and is evacuating another half a million.
Normally //the River Indus is 1 km wide and rose to about 20 km! The floods started in the North of Pakistan and are moving to the South.
Date:22/08/2010
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Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods
More than 1,600 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands stranded by flooding triggered by the annual monsoon rains. The floodwaters have washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages and destroyed roads and bridges. Disease is spreading among Pakistani flood victims, and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst.
The worst floods in Pakistan's history have hit at least 14 million people. Twelve million are affected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, while a further two million are affected in Sindh. Flooding has submerged whole villages in the past week, killing at least 1,600 people, according to the UN.
And the worst floods to hit the region in 80 years could get worse, as it is only midway through monsoon season which lasts till the end of August.
Crop land has been flooded across the country and more than 10,000 cows have perished.
Some Pakistanis could be forced to rely on food aid to get through the winter. The immediate priorities for survivors are clean drinking water and medical assistance.
Along a 1,200km (750-mile) stretch of the River Indus in Sindh province, the government has evacuated one million people and is evacuating another half a million.
Normally //the River Indus is 1 km wide and rose to about 20 km! The floods started in the North of Pakistan and are moving to the South.
Pakistan Floods