Pakistan affected by floods: satellite images show the before and after

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Before-and-after satellite images showed the magnitude of the heavy flooding in pakistan that have forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes.

Images taken and published by Maxar Technologies show high flood levels along the Indus Riveras well as in the cities of Rajanpur and Rojhan in the province of Punjab.

The rainy Unusually strong monsoons have caused devastating floods in both the north and south of the country, killing over a thousand.

More than 33 million people, that is one Pakistani in seven, have been affected by floods and about a million houses were destroyed or damagedAccording to the government.

Pakistan hit by rain

According to the latest balance, published on Monday, by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), at least 1,061 people perished since the start of monsoon in June, 28 of them in the last 24 hours.

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods. Photo: Reuters

The authorities continued to try to gain access to isolated villages in the mountainous areas of the north of the country, which raises fears of an increase in the number of victims.

The monsoon, which usually lasts from June to September, is essential for irrigating plantations and replenishing the water resources of the Indian subcontinent. But it also carries catastrophes and destruction.

Photo: AFP.

This year, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman called it the “monsoon monster of the decade”.

Pakistani officials attribute these extreme events to climate change and claim that the country suffers the consequences of irresponsible environmental practices from other parts of the world.

The rainfall this year is comparable to that of 2010in which some 2,000 people died and left almost a fifth of the country flooded.