More Than 800 Dead in Pakistan Floods

More than 800 have died and nearly one million people have been affected by the monsoon-driven floods in Pakistan over the last week.

As of Saturday, July 31, the death toll from the raging floods in Pakistan has reached over 800. It is reported that one million Pakistan residents have been affected by the floods.

Those that have survived the floods now suffer the threat of disease. Some evacuees are arriving in camps with fevers, diarrhea and skin problems.

The damage to roads, bridges and communications networks has hindered rescue efforts.

Over 30,000 Pakistani army troops engaged in rescue and relief work had evacuated 19,000 trapped people by Saturday night, said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.

“Pakistan has been hit by terrible floods and more rain is forecast. Our thoughts are with those affected by them,” said Kristalina Georgieva, European commissioner for international Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

“I am pleased that our decision to provide new humanitarian funding for the most vulnerable people in Pakistan will also be able to benefit the people, who have suffered from this disaster.”

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