1,540 die, 10,942 villages affected in floods so far

At least 1,540 persons have lost their lives and 2,088 were injured due to devastated floods across the country so far.

As many as 557,226 houses have been destroyed or partially damaged and 6,311,691 persons have been affected across the country by the flash flood.

According to the data released by Federal Flood Commission (FFC) here, 4,070,384 acres of cropped and 4,631,855 acres areas have also been affected.

The FFC said at least 91,210 houses have been destroyed or damaged in Punjab, 201,700 in Sindh, 178,195 houses in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 75,261 in Balochistan, 1,4832 in FATA, 2,820 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 6,508 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir so far.

At least 1,477 relief camps have also been established in all the flood hit areas to provide prompt relief to the affectees.

The flood also affected 10,942 villages in various parts including 3,132 in Punjab, 4,274 in Sindh, 581 in KP, 2,584 in Balochistan and 371 in GB while 158,399 cattle heads perished in the flood hit areas.