Flood victims in Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province were air-lifted to safety on August 28, as monsoon rainfall caused deadly flooding across the region.
Footage released by Pakistan’s navy shows residents in Goth Muhammad Hassan Chandio, located north of Dadu City, being rescued from rooftops as floodwaters inundated the area, it said.
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.
“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, Pakistan’s climate minister, tweeted.
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: Pakistan Navy via Storyful