Military rescues 23 more flood-hit people as relief operation goes on


Another 23 flood-stricken people have been evacuated through a number of military helicopter flights across the country as relief and rescue operation continued in flood-hit areas, According to a statement released by the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) on Tuesday, so far 498 Army aviation helicopters’ sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people.

According to the statement, during the last 24 hours, rain-wind/thundershower with isolated heavy rainfall occurred in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, upper Punjab, upper KP, north Balochistan, south and eastern Sindh.

Hot and humid weather persisted elsewhere in the county. Yesterday’s highest maximum temperature recorded at Dalbandin and Sibi 42C while in RY Khan and Lasbela it was 41C.In next 24 hours, rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Sindh, KP, eastern Balochistan, upper/central Punjab, GB and Kashmir. During last 24 hours, no infrastructure damage was reported.

A total of 6674.7kms of roads and 269 bridges have been damaged. Worst-affected districts of Sindh include Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jacobabad, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Noshero Feroz, Thatta and Badin. In Balochistan, districts include Quetta, Naseerabad, Jafarabad, Jhal Magsi, Bolan, Sohbatpur and Lesbela. KP districts include Dir, Swat, Charsadda, Kohistan, Tank and DI Khan and in Punjab districts include DG Khan and Rajanpur. So far 498 Army aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people.

In last 24 hours, nine sorties have been flown and evacuated 23 stranded individuals and delivered 6.8 Tons of relief items to the flood affectees. Moreover, uptil now 4483 stranded Individuals have been evacuated through helicopter sorties.So far 147 Relief Camps and 284 Relief Collection points in Sindh, South Punjab and Balochistan have been established across the country for flood affectees.

Uptil now 7823.3 Tons of food items along with 1177.2 Tons of sustenance items and 7007558 medicine items have been collected so far. However, 7541.4 Tons of food 1123.6 Tons of sustenance items and 6845998 medicine items have been distributed uptil now. Foreign donors including Turkiye donated 12 flights of 4008 Tons Food Packets, 1000 Baby Food Packets, 460 Tents, 864 Kitchen Set, 2000 Bedding, 50 Boats, 1000 Hygiene Boxes, 2.63 Tons Food items & 15.6 Ton Medicines.

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