Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flood damages in Gilgit Baltistan; WWF reports


Gilgit Baltistan covering some 72,696 square kilometer area, administratively distributed into seven districts namely Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche, Astore and Hunza] Nagar also suffered from the flooding. More than 200 people have died; around a hundred thousand are homeless, about 3000 houses have completely smashed and worth million sources of livelihood have been damaged. Public infrastructures such as roads and bridges, hospitals and schools have disappeared. Perhaps these are the worst floods that the country ever experienced during the last hundred years and the United Nations estimates that the humanitarian needs are greater than in 2005 Earthquake. The population finds itself between devil and the deep sea.

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