141 killed, 4 mln homeless as floods hit S Pakistan
At least 141 people have died and four million people have become homeless in the recent rains and floods that have hit the southern part of Pakistan since August, reported local TV channel Express on Sunday.
The report quoted the Pakistan’s prime minister as saying in a late Saturday night televised address that the scale of destruction caused by the rains in the country’s southern Sindh province was much higher than the initial estimates.
The prime minister required international cooperation for actual assessment of the losses and called for the international community’s support for the flood-affected people in the country.
This is the second call made by the Pakistani top leadership for international help for its flood-affected people following a similar call made by the country’s president Asif Ali Zardari a couple of days ago.