Tehran (IP) – As monsoon flooding continues to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the head of emergency operations at the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced the organization's readiness to dispatch 100 tons of emergency accommodation supplies to flood-hit areas of Pakistan.

Iran PressIran News: Mehdi Valipour stated that currently, the IRCS is consulting with the Pakistani authorities to dispatch the consignment and said if the necessary permits are received, the cargo would be sent to Pakistan from the Chabahar border crossing.

The official pointed out that a relief and medical team of the Iranian Red Crescent is also ready to leave for Pakistan if needed and approved by the Pakistani authorities.

Flash floods triggered by destructive monsoon rains across much of Pakistan have killed more than 1,000 people and injured and displaced thousands more since June, according to the reports.

The new death toll came a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked for international help in battling deadly flood damage.

More than 33 million people have been displaced (that is, one out of every seven Pakistani citizens) and about one million houses have been demolished.

The government has declared an emergency to deal with monsoon flooding, which began in June and continues to wreak havoc in Pakistan.

This is while the flood will still be ongoing in the coming days and there's the possibility of displacing thousands of others.

The National Disaster Management Authority said on Sunday that 119 people had died in the previous 24 hours as heavy rains continued to lash parts of the country. That brought the death toll since mid-June to 1,033 with at least 1,456 injured.

The authority’s report the previous day said 45 people were killed in flood-related incidents from Friday to Saturday.

Many parts of Pakistan have become inaccessible, and rescuers are struggling to evacuate thousands of marooned people from flood-affected areas. Balochistan and Sindh provinces are the worst-affected areas.

Local media reported late on Saturday that the Kach dam near Ziarat city, 80 miles from Quetta, Balochistan’s capital, had broken due to heavy flooding, putting the lives of local residents at risk; other dams in the area have also reportedly been damaged.


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