Friday August 26, 2022

VIDEO: Pakistan declares emergency as over 3 million people affected by calamitous floods

VIDEO: Pakistan declares emergency as over 3 million people affected by calamitous floods

Floods sweep away hotels, bridges in Kalam Valley, Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Friday. Twitter photo

Heavy rain pounded much of Pakistan on Friday after the government declared an emergency to deal with monsoon flooding it said had affected more than 30 million people.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has also declared a rain emergency in several districts of the province with immediate effect till Aug.30 after the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) warned of “high to very high floods” in the Swat River.

A newly-built riverside hotel, Honeymoon Hotel, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swat district, was swept away by flood waters in footage that emerged on Friday.