Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flood In Pakistan 2010;A Worst Flood in The History

Floods kill at least 313 in Pakistan

Pakistani local residents scramble to safety in a flood-hit area of Nowshera. AFP photo.

Pakistani local residents scramble to safety in a flood-hit area of Nowshera. AFP photo.
The death toll in three days of flooding in Pakistan reached at least 313 on Friday, rescue and government officials said, as rains bloated rivers, submerged villages, and triggered landslides.
The rising toll from the monsoon rains underscore the poor infrastructure in impoverished Pakistan, where under-equipped rescue workers were struggling to reach people stranded in far-flung villages. The weather forecast was mixed, with some areas expected to see reduced rainfall and others likely to see an intensification.
Pakistani TV showed striking images of people clinging to fences and other stationary items as water at times gushed over their heads.
The northwest appeared to be the hardest hit, and Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister for the province, said it was the worst flooding in the region since 1929. The highway connecting Peshawar to the federal capital, Islamabad, was shut down after the water washed away bridges and other links.
At least 291 people died in various parts of that province over the last three days, said Mujahid Khan of the Edhi Foundation, a privately run rescue service that operates morgues and ambulances across the South Asian country.
In Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, at least 22 people had been confirmed dead as of Thursday evening, the area's prime minister, Sardar Attique Khan, told reporters. The tolls from the deluge were expected to rise because many people were still missing. Poor weather this week also may have been a factor in Wednesday's Airblue plane crash that killed 152 people in Islamabad.
In the Swat Valley, residents were forced to trudge through knee-deep water in some streets. A newly constructed part of a dam in the Charsadda district collapsed, while the U.N. said it had reports that 5,000 homes were underwater in that area. Hussain estimated 400,000 people were stranded in various northwest villages.
"A rescue operation using helicopters cannot be conducted due to the bad weather, while there are only 48 rescue boats available for rescue," he said on Thursday. Pakistan's poorest residents are often the ones living in flood-prone areas because they can't afford safer land.
Flood In Pakistan 2010
Flood In Pakistan 2010
Flood In Pakistan 2010
Flood In Pakistan 2010
Flood In Pakistan 2010
Flood In Pakistan 2010

Man gets so much busy in his work that he forgets the adverse clamities of the Nature because he does not know what will be next. Pakistan was crawling for water, now every where is water but disastrous. This may be a gift from nature for Pakistani Nation who has forgot Allah Almighty and He Almighty showed that He has not forgot it. Whenever nature wants to remember human his greatest power, such happenings occur.

Ramzan ul Mubarak was near and people were waiting to welcome it, children were playing, and farmers were waiting to get prize of their hardworking when their crops were near to harvest. Suddenly a claimity in the shape of flood came in Pakistan.
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 after record heavy monsoon rains that are now considered to be more damaging than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; the massive earthquake in 2005 in Pakistan and the 2010 Haiti
earthquake. The loss of this single flood 2010 Pakistan is more than combined loss of all above three clamities. In this flood more than 1600 people were killed and thousands were rendered homeless, and about 15 million people were affected in which 6 million are children.According to official data, 1 588 people have been injured, 352 291 people have been rescued, more than 722 000 houses have been damaged and almost 2 million people have been left without a shelter.Estimates from rescue-service-officials suggest the death-toll may reach 3,000 victims. Officials have warned that the death-toll could rise as many towns and villages are not accessible and communications have been disrupted. In early August, the heaviest flooding moved southward along the Indus River from severely-affected northern regions toward western Punjab, where at least 1,400,000 acres (570,000 ha) of cropland was destroyed, and the southern province of Sindh. The crops affected were cotton, sugarcane, rice, pulses, tobacco and animal fodder.

Doctors from the region have stated that the dirty flooding waters, as well as the lack of drinking water and the bad sanitation, have caused infections like stomach problems, chest infections and skin problems. They have also warned about eventual outbreak of various epidemics, the BBC has reported.

Different countries are doing help by providing money aid and providing diffirent services to Pakistan but that is not enough. This aid can not give people back their home in same condition, every thing has been destroyed and they have to build their homes again; have to grow their crops again, it will then when they will be able to go back to their land and will provided enough aid. But water is still their and because of dirty water different deseases are affecting people The flood water is running forward and destroying more areas.
It is time to bow to Allah Almighty in a row and seek help from him. Everyone should do for affected people as well as one can if we want to save our country.

May Allah Almighty bless Pakistan. AAMEEN SUMA AMEEN!