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Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017

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Passé
Pays
Pakistan
Types de catastrophes
Inondation
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Continuous heavy rains and record-breaking snow fall have caused widespread flooding across three districts in Balochistan, from 17 to 22 January 2017. The government declared an emergency in the most impacted districts and demanded assistance for roughly 60,000 affected people in the province. On 30 January, the government made an official request to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, asking for support for 6,000 families. Authorities reported 13 deaths and 650 people injured. (IFRC, 08 Feb 2017)

Two separate incidents -- an avalanche and a landslide -- occurred overnight on 17 February in Chitral district, killing eight people and causing additional injuries. (ECHO, 20 Feb 2017)