Disastrous Flood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

According to Meteorological Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province received  250 to 300 mm of rain till Thursday, July 29, 2010 evening. This is the highest amount of rain recorded ever in the area in last 35 years. The heavy rain result in disastrous flood in the province. A number of bridges, roads and houses have been washed away. At least 410 people were killed and nearly 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. The crops in lower areas have been totally destroyed. The pictures below are taken at District Swabi, a relatively safe district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


View of Flood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The picture given below is not of a river, canal or lake, but of a maize field covered with rain water.

After the Rain

11 comments:

CATGIRL !! said...

the flood incident is sad indeed :-(((

Marcy said...

Awesome photography and wonderful that you are bringing awareness to the plight of those suffering due to the floods.

birdy said...

Thanks Catgirl for your comment and concern.

Thanks Marcy! Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Philip said...

Birdy this must be so devastating to the people around there with their food crops destroyed like this the last picture I thought was a lake till I read properly :(

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love water but it can be SO destructive. Things like this are heartbreaking!!

birdy said...

Thanks Philip and Joan for your comment and concern. The people in these areas are in very miserable condition. They are crying for basic needs such as food, drinking water and shelter.

kanak7 said...

To think that a maize field could be turned into that! I hope the water recedes soon. It's a yearly feature in my home state too. I hope the victims get all possible help. You've captured the scenes really well.

birdy said...

Thank you very much Kanak for your concern and well wishes. Hopefully the situation will get better soon.

Andrea said...

Hi i actually thought about you when i saw it on TV, it said the statistics for the dead are more than what you said here. Glad you are safe. Flooding also happened last year here in my city, though far from us, but some people i know were affected. Only the photos are nice about flooding, hehe.

birdy said...

Thanks Andrea for your comment and concern about me. It makes me feel great. These information are from preliminary report. All these information are based on guesses. According to a news paper report the death toll has risen to 1,300 people.

Yaiyasmin said...

Hi!
My name is Yas and I'm making a slideshow about Pakistan and the floods, I got your blog from your friend Habib Fark and I'd love to use some of your pictures for the video. (of course I'll give you credit for it and link to your blog if you want) :)
Please email me: yaiyasmin.youtube@hotmail.com if I can have your permission to use your photos, thanks!