FLASH FLOODS: Death toll climbs to 208, 1.3 million acres of land destroyed in Sindh and Punjab

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Flood water inundates vast tracts of land spread over an area of 1.3 million acres in Sindh and Punjab.

According to the government officials, an approximately more than 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes, while the death toll from flood-related incidents has climbed to 208.

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Officials say, roughly 1 million acres of farm land is believed to have been damaged, while thousands of families are left homeless, starving primarily without any means to earn in various kutcha areas of Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The officials say,”more than 700,000 acres had been inundated in Punjab and around 600,000 in Sindh, where the water level continues to rise.”

Additionally, they said, the death toll during floods rose to 208, specifically 87 in K-P, 58 in Punjab, 26 in AJK, 16 in Balochistan, nine each in G-B and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and three in Sindh. Moreover, above 4,000 villages have been affected, with damages to over 20,000 houses.

An official of rescue operations said: “Hundreds of thousands of people are yet to be rescued in south Punjab and Sindh.”