Disasters at Work: Floods and Air Plane Crash in Pakistan – 1000s died in less than 3 days! – Videos


On 28th July, 152 people included 146 passengers and six crew members on board the plane were killed in a plane crash in the Margalla hills near Islamabad. The plane was flying from Karachi to Islamabad. The aircraft had lost contact with the control tower during the crash which occurred amid thick fog and heavy rainfall in Islamabad.


On the other hand, the death toll from three days of flooding in Pakistan has exceeded 1100, as heavy seasonal monsoon rains bloat rivers, submerge villages and trigger landslides.  More than a million of people have been affected by the floods in the country’s northwestern sector and Pakistani-administered Kashmir.  The flood also left hundreds missing and at least 1.5 million homeless.  The Northwest has been hit the hardest with the worst flooding since 1929. The flood has destroyed many bridges and shut down the highway connecting Peshawar to the capital, Islamabad.  Rescue teams are trying to help thousands of flood victims as some 400,000 people remain stranded in far-flung villages.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority has appealed to international organizations to help the county deal with its worst flood in the past 81 years.

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