Drone Footage Shows Parts of Khairpur Partially Submerged in Floodwaters

Drone footage released by Pakistan’s climate minister on August 29 shows parts of Khairpur, in the country’s southeastern Sindh province, submerged in floodwater.

“Most of Sindh is under water.The crops are gone, lives ruined, livelihoods wiped out, roads swept away, houses destroyed or barely standing,” Senator Sherry Rehman tweeted. “Where to pump/drain the water? There’s water everywhere.”

At least 1,136 people have died since the beginning of Pakistan’s monsoon season, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Monday.

In Sindh, 697.1 mm of rain has fallen during this year’s monsoon season, compared to the 30-year average of 123 mm, the NDMA said. Since June 14, at least 402 people have died across the Sindh province, while 58,699 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

Flooding triggered by unprecedented monsoon rainfall and glacial melting has destroyed millions of acres of crops, affected more than 30 million residents and caused billions of dollars in damage across Pakistan, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Credit: Senator Sherry Rehman via Storyful

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