Numerous orders to evacuate thousands of residents in Pakistan’s north came Saturday as the death toll from the devastation of the monsoon rains approached 1,000 and there was no sign of an end in sight.
In the scenic region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is made up of rocky mountains and valleys, many rivers have burst their banks, destroying a number of structures, including a 150-room hotel that collapsed into a roaring stream.
Junaid Khan, 23, the owner of two fish farms in Chrasadda, stated, “The house which we built with years of arduous labor started sinking in front of our eyes.”
“We watched as our dream home sank from the side of the road.”
The Indian subcontinent’s yearly monsoon is necessary for irrigating crops and replenishing lakes and dams, but it also brings a wave of devastation each year.