The death toll from floods in Pakistan has risen to over 1,000, and internet connections have been affected in numerous locations.
Over the last two weeks, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated considerably as torrential rains have caused flooding and landslides
Since mid-June, flash floods caused by “above-normal” monsoon rains have wreaked havoc across Pakistan, submerging cities and villages, paralyzing life and taking nearly 1,000 lives.
According to the most recent figures, 982 people perished, 1,456 were injured, 802,583 cattle died, and 682,139 buildings fell as a result of the floods and downpours.
Furthermore, 498,833 individuals are required to reside in government-established relief camps, while 48,931 have been rescued. As of August 27, 5.7 million people had been impacted by flash floods. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the humanitarian situation in Pakistan has worsened over the last two weeks as severe rains have caused flooding and landslides across the country, causing displacement and devastation.
Six additional dams in Balochistan have failed.
As a result of flash floods induced by heavy rainfall, at least six additional dams and reservoirs were burst in numerous districts of Balochistan on Saturday morning.
Following the breaching of the dams, several places of Ziarat, Pishin, Mastung, Khuzdar, Bolan, and other cities were swamped with flood water. The accidents caused severe destruction and killed numerous people in the affected areas.
Floods impair Internet access.
Due to flash floods, damage to optical fiber cable, and power outages, internet services have been affected in Chitral, Upper Dir, Donbala, Swat, Medan, Lal Qila Samarbaghdir, Tank, and DI Khan, according to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).