Millions affected by the country's worst floods in Pakistan
The country has not recovered from the tragedy of the plane crash in the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, which killed all 152 peopl eon board, and it is now dealing with the loss of more than a thousand people due to rains and floods. It is estimated that over 1.5 million people have been adversely affected by the Monsoons, in particular the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces. The death toll has also risen and about 1,100 are said to have been killed, including some 50 people in Azad Kashmir, due to landslides and flashfloods. Infrastructure has been destroyed and economic loss is said to run into billions of rupees.
In Swat and Shangla alone more than 350 people died in the heavy flooding. Two tourists were killed by floods in the scenic valley of Kalam while in Nowshera 18 more bodies were recovered on Sunday.
The people who have managed to relocate to camps established in government schools, private schools and personal buildings have not yet got over the trauma of the floods and are facing other problems. Pregnant women and those people with heart problems are suffering worst, as there are no beds available in camps, and they have to sleep on the ground.