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Flooding in Pakistan kills at least 1,000

Pakistan Floods
A man stand in front of his flood-hit home surrounded by water, in Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. Army troops are being deployed in Pakistan’s flood affected area for urgent rescue and relief work as flash floods triggered after heavy monsoon rains across most part of the country lashed many districts in all four provinces. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

(PAKISTAN) — Monsoon flooding in Pakistan has wrought death and destruction in both the north and south of the country, affecting more than 30 million people and killing more than 1,000.

A total of 949,858 homes have been destroyed and over 700,000 livestock have also died in flood-related incidents.

Pakistan authorities have declared a state of emergency and the country’s Ministry of Interior said the deployment of the army was authorized to assist with relief and rescue operations in flood-stricken areas, in a statement on Friday.

Pakistan Armed Forces said flood relief centers are being established across the country to assist in the collection, transportation, and distribution of flood relief goods to victims.