Flash floods death toll in Pakistan and India keeps rising

Flash floods death toll in Pakistan and India keeps rising

The death toll from flash floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Authorities in both countries warned of more flooding in the days ahead. 

Heavy rain and floods that started on September 3 have also triggered landslides in Kashmir region and caused much devastation in northern and eastern Pakistan.

By September 5 flooding reached massive proportions and is now being referred to as the worst flooding to hit the region in last 60 years. Heavy rains washed away houses, bridges, communication equipment and crops. Over 1 million people are affected in Pakistan.

Pakistan Meteorological Department reported that in the 24 hours up to 08:00 local time on September 05, 2014, Palandri, Sudhanoti District, in Azad Kashmir saw 668 mm of rain. Kallar Kahar, Chakwal District, Punjab, saw 347 mm. (FloodList)

Video courtesy of Euro News

The Punjab government declared a flood emergency across the province on Sunday, September 7.

​Map showing affected areas in Punjab where most houses have been destroyed or damaged. Image credit: Punjab Government

Featured image: The Poonch river near Rawalakot in Azad and Jammu Kashmir

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