ISLAMABAD, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods triggered by torrential rains killed 118 people and injured 812 others across Pakistan since the beginning of August, official statistics said Tuesday.
According to figures released by the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday evening, the recent torrential rains affected 544,439 people, destroyed 11,172 houses, washed away 412,083 acres of standing crops, perished 4, 555 cattle heads and flooded 1746 villages.
Talking to media, Brigadier Kamran Zia, spokesperson of the NDMA, said Tuesday that the things are under their control during the current situation of floods. He said that they have made elaborate plans to take care of flood victims and provide relief in the flood-hit districts.
He said that a total of 94 relief camps have been established across the country which are providing free food, medicine and accommodation to 9,215 flood-affected people.
During the recent spate of Torrential rains, which started in the first week of August, at least 37 people were killed and 747 others injured in the country's eastern Punjab that was worst-hit by the rains.
Narowal, Gujranwala and Rajanpur were the most affected areas where water inundated several low lying areas and swept away railway lines and roads. Health experts warned outbreak of epidemic diseases in the affected areas.
The disastrous rains that hit 845 villages of the province affected 320,153 persons, swamped 256,447 acres of crops and destroyed 3,098 houses.
The NDMA has established 56 relief camps in the province which are accommodating 1,956 people.
The country's southern Sindh province was also badly affected by the flash floods where 26 people were killed and 26 other injured. The rain-triggered floods affected 159,680 people and washed away 87,388 acres of standing crops.
The flash floods destroyed 4,924 houses across the 544 villages of the province which were badly hit by the disastrous rains. The provincial capital of Karachi remained the worst hit area where 16 people were killed and several others injured in separate incidents of electrocution, road accidents and drowning.
The NDMA set up 34 relief camps in the flood-hit areas of the province where 2,759 people were accommodated and fed.
A total of 24 fatalities have resulted from the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where rain water affected 15 villages. The rains injured 17 people, affected 336 others and destroyed 149 houses.
In southwest Balochistan province, 18 people were killed and 17 others injured in separate incidents of rain related accidents. The incessant rains majorly hit 342 villages where 64,270 people were affected. The rain water also destroyed 3,000 houses.
The NDMA established four relief camps in the province where 4, 500 people were accommodated.
A total of 12 people were killed in separate incidents of roof collapse, drowning and electrocution in the country's northwest tribal areas. Many connecting bridges and roads were swept away by flood water, paralyzing life of the local people.
In northeast Kashmir area, four people were killed and four others injured in rain-triggered accidents.
Road, railway and air traffic was disrupted in the rain-hit areas. Schools, hospitals and offices also remained closed in the affected areas due to torrential rains and resulting floods.
Monsoon rains hit Pakistan every year in June and the season normally ends in the first week of September. During this period, the country receives heavy rains which cause flooding in various areas.
The most destructive flood hit the country in 2010.