Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sindh Floods, Eight million affected, over 300 killed

ISLAMABAD: Recent floods in Sindh province, which were triggered by heavy monsoon rains have affected eight million people and atleast 352 people have been killed. 

The floods in Sindh province have caused damage to an area of 7.9 million acres (3.2 million hectares), destroying many crops.

According to NDMA, all 23 districts of Sindh have been affected by the floods, including about 31,960 villages, reported a private news channel. 

More than 80,000 livestock have been washed away by flood waters while crops like cotton, banana, dates, chilli and sugarcane on 2.8 million (1.1 million hectares) acres have been destroyed or affected. 

The floods have also fully damaged 539,899 houses while another 848,412 houses have suffered partial damage. 

In early August, torrential rains also wrecked havoc in many parts of Sindh province, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens more injured. Some areas saw the worst rainfall since at least 1936.

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