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Floods claim 19 more lives, injure 1,256

Army aviation undertakes 864 sorties, rescues over 15,000 stranded persons

Monsoon floods across the country on Friday continued claiming further lives and inflicting losses to property, as 19 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, in addition to injuries to 1,256 individuals.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued a 24-hour situation report released on a routine basis that accounted for overall life, property, and infrastructure losses incurred by the heavy rains lashing various parts of the country.

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Most of the deaths were recorded in Sindh, where 12 people died along with nine were injured. A man and a woman died in Sanghar, two women and three children died in Shaheed Benazirabad, two children drowned in stagnant water in Tando Allahyar, two children drowned in floodwater in Dadu, while a child died in Naushahro Feroze.

The heavy rains and flash floods caused claimed the lives of three women and injured two children in Balochistan. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four people perished due to house collapse incidents in various districts, including a man and a woman in Lower Dir, a man in Chitral, and a man in South Waziristan.

However, two people were reported injured in Lower Dir in an incident of house collapse.
The army aviation undertook 864 sorties and rescued over 15,000 stranded persons, and distributed 1,476 tonnes of food and relief items among the affected people, including 3,690 tents and 20,000 litres of water.

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Moreover, the military set up 253 free medical camps where 23,436 patients were treated and 147 relief camps were established. The Pakistan Navy undertook 26 helicopter sorties and rescued 8,278 stranded people and distributed 51,200 food packs, 239 tonnes of food and other relief items among the flood-affected people. They also sent 700 tents and 217,820 litres of water, besides setting up 16 free medical camps where 14,725
patients were treated.

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