Army continues flood rescue, relief operations across Pakistan

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4,659 people stranded in floods evacuated

The Pakistan Army is on the forefront to carry out rescue and relief activities in the flood-affected areas across the country as the Army Aviation has carried out 618 sorties and evacuated 4,659 people stranded in the submerged areas during last 24 hours.

According to the National Flood Response Coordination Centre update on Saturday, so far 618 Army Aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas hit by floods and evacuated 4,659 stranded Individuals during last 24 hours.

Four sorties have been flown and delivered 9.5 tons of relief items to the flood affectees. On the other hand Pakistan Air Force has provided 6,415 tents, 520,271 food packages, 3377.48 tons of ration, 284,538 liter fresh water to the flood affectees. It has established 46 medical camps where 69,959 patients have been treated so far. Twenty tent cities accommodating 19,807 people, 54 relief camps and 3 central aviation hubs all across the country have also been established.

The PAF has also carried out 260 sorties and evacuated 1,521 people from the flood-affected areas, the NFRCC said. The Pakistan Navy established four flood relief centers and 18 central collection points all across the country. These collection centers have distributed 1,730 tons of ration, 6,202 tents and 723,398 liter mineral water in various districts. In addition, 19 tent cities have also been established where 23,867 people have been accommodated. Moreover, PN’s 23 Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) deployed all over Pakistan have rescued 15,547 stranded personnel.

These ERTs are equipped with 54 motorized boats and 2 hovercraft. The PN has also deployed 2 helicopters in interior Sindh. Up till now, in 67 sorties, these helicopters rescued 478 stranded people and distributed 5,158 packets of ration. Eight diving teams of Pak Navy have also carried out 27 diving operations in affected areas across the country. The PN has also established 79 medical camps in which 86,591 patients have been treated till to date. It stated that so far, 147 relief camps and 235 relief collection points have been established in Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan for flood affectees.

It further explained that up until now, 10,156.8 tons of food items along with 1,748.2 tons of sustenance items and 9,801,120 medicine items have been collected so far. However, 10,005.4 tons of food, 1,717.6 tons of sustenance items and 9,746,630 medicine items have been distributed so far. More than 300 medical camps established in which more than 565,359 patients have been treated all across the country and provided 3-5 days’ free medicine. During last 24 hours, no infrastructure damage was reported. A total of 13,074 km roads and 392 bridges have been damaged.

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