Death toll at 207 with 49 Children and 63 Women - NDMA
ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) claims ongoing floods to death toll to have risen to 207 among which 49 are children and 63 women.
According to the preliminary report compiled by the NDMA, 33 children have been reportedly killed in Punjab and 16 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) in the ongoing flooding.
Moreover it is estimated that 1,378,082 people across the country have been affected by the floods so far.
Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director-General Met Office, said that light to moderate monsoon rains have already started in Balochsitan and Sindh provinces. This will continue for some time in other parts of the country as well.
“Though currently the situation is under control and there are no chances of heavy rain in the next few days, it does not mean that we can rule out the possibility of floods in the coming days,” he said.
Half of the monsoon season has passed and half is left as it will come to an end in September, he said.
Till then there could be heavy rain at any place which could generate floods, he observed.
Snake bite Incidence
According to Met Office this year so far over 500 millimeter rain has been recorded in Tharparkar and more is expected till September.
Meanwhile there has been an increase in the incidents of snake bite in Tharparkar. The number of snakes often increased after heavy rain in the area, according to the officials of district health department.
‘There have been 325 cases of snake bite incident reported in one month. Out of these 105 were reported in the Mithi local hospital,” said an official of district health department Tharparkar.
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