Pakistan flash floods: 550 dead amid heaviest rains in decades

Government agencies and the military have set up relief and relief camps in flood areas and are working to relocate families and provide food and medicine.

Aside from the fatalities, the flood damaged more than 46,200 homes, the National Disaster Management Authority said Friday.

“We are doing our best to provide comprehensive relief and rehabilitation for flood victims,” ​​Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said during a visit to affected areas.

But Balochistan’s provincial government said it needed more money and appealed to international organizations for help.

“Our losses are enormous,” said the chief minister of the province, Abdul Qudoos Bezenjo.

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There were food shortages in every district hit by the floods, and some were also cut off from the rest of the province as more than 700 kilometers of roads were washed away.

Bezenjo said his province needed “enormous help” from the government and international aid agencies.

The past month was the wettest in three decades, with 133% more rain than the average for the past 30 years, the disaster authority said. Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, received 305% more rain than the annual average, the disaster agency said.

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