Pakistan - Monsoon rains and flash floods update (NDMA, PMD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 September 2020)

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  • After flash floods, triggered by monsoon rain occurred across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (north-west Pakistan) on 31 August-2 September, the number of fatalities and damage continues to increase.
  • According to national authorities, 30 individuals died, and 38 others were injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, during the recent flash flood event. More than 130 houses, one bridge, and a worship place have been damaged or destroyed. Several roads have been blocked or damaged by flash floods, isolating many communities.
  • Since the beginning of monsoon season in Pakistan at least 206 people have died, while 139 individuals have been injured.
  • On 4-5 September, rain is forecast over Islamabad, north-central Punjab, northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.