Pakistan flood death toll exceeds 1,280
Pakistan flood death toll exceeds 1,280. Aid agencies have warned that the country needs long-term relief aid.
According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, 1,282 people died in floods from June 14 to Saturday (September 3). About a third of the dead were children. Reuters news.
Citing authorities, US news agency CNN reported that 57 people were killed on Saturday, including 25 children.
Snow melting in the northern mountains of Pakistan and record rainfall have led to the unprecedented floods in the country. Those concerned said that this is the worst natural disaster in the history of Pakistan.
Satellite images captured by the European Space Agency showed that a third of the country’s territory was under water at the K stage of the flood. The government and relief organizations claim that the number of people affected by the flood has exceeded 30 million.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought help from the international community.