Torrential and record-breaking rainfall continued for a fifth day across Pakistan on August 29 after widespread flooding destroyed buildings and killed dozens of people.
This footage shows recovery efforts in the mountainside village of Shagram Madyan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district, where 15 people were reported to have died, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Flooding on Thursday inundated Karachi, the country’s most populous city and the capital of Sindh province, leaving low-lying slums waterlogged causing difficulty for rescuers, reports said. That day, Reuters reported that Sindh’s chief meteorological officer, Sardar Sarfaraz, said it had “never rained so much in the month of August,” according to their data that goes back to 1931.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said in tweets on Saturday that his government and the provincial government in Sindh were taking preventative measures to manage flooding, and to solve waste disposal, sewerage and water supply problems in Karachi.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Saturday more monsoon rain was forecast for Sindh and Balochistan up to Monday, aggravating “existing urban flooding and water logging in Lower Sindh.” The monsoon season in Pakistan lasts from June to September. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful