Sindh flood losses estimated at $5b

KARACHI — The accumulated losses from one of the worst floodings in Sindh province’s history, which destroyed infrastructure and crops in the province, has been estimated at around Rs454.24 billion ($5b), according to a report issued by the provincial government. Agriculture sector has been the worst affected where the losses are estimated at about Rs217.75 billion.



More than 300 people have been killed, nine million people rendered homeless and over 15,000 cattle lost by the heaviest rainfall in the province this year.

According to the figures released by the provincial government here, 15.2 million houses have been destroyed while 21,66,623 acres of agriculture land has been affected due to rain and floods. The report says that Badin District was the worst-hit where the losses have been estimated at about Rs94.38billion.

Sanghar was the second worst-hit with losses of about Rs63.20 billion in term of infrastructure and other damages while Nawabshah suffered losses of about Rs49.35 billion.

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