4,653 stranded people rescued by army aviation: NFRCC

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147 relief camps, 220 collection points working for flood victims across country

The National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) on Monday released the details of weather and of relief operations that had been carried out for the rescue of people stranded in the flood-hit areas of the country. According to detail, Pakistan Army aviation corps carried out 569 flights to rescue the people stranded in different flood-hit areas.

As many as 4,653 stranded people were rescued through helicopters. During the last 24 hours, 18.4 tonnes of relief goods were also delivered to the flood-hit people through 12 flights. It further stated that a total of 147 relief camps and 220 relief collection points are functioning for the flood victims across the country.

So far, 9563.6 tonnes of ration and 1619.7 tonnes of food items have been collected. 9177,878 medicines have been collected at the relief collection centers. So far, 9,365 tonnes of food and 1,585 tonnes of edibles have been distributed to the flood victims. 8832,678 medicines have been distributed to the flood-hit people. It further explained that over 300 medical camps have been set up for the flood victims. So far, over 319049 patients have been treated in the medical camps.

All the patients have been provided with three to five days of free medication. It rained with thunderstorm in Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan during the last 24 hours. The weather remained warm and dry elsewhere in the country. Yesterday, the highest temperature was recorded at 41 degrees Celsius in Sibi, Nokundi and Dalbandin.

During the next 24 hours, the weather is likely to remain hot and dry in plains of the country. However, there is a possibility of rain with thunderstorm in northeast Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. During the last 24 hours, no damage to infrastructure and private property had been recorded. Collectively, 12,716 kilometers of roads and 374 bridges have been damaged so far. Qambar Shahdadkot, Jacobabad and Larkana are among the districts of Sindh that had been most affected by rains and floods.

 

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