Floods hit northern districts of Sindh
ISLAMABAD [ACTED News] - Widespread rains in Southern Pakistan have resulted in flooding in several districts of Sindh. Official figures have so far estimated that 37 people have died as a result of the floods. The Government of Pakistan has declared a state of emergency in the districts of Jacobabad, Sukkur and Larkana in Northern Sindh with the army currently assisting the local authorities in dealing with the situation. According to the meteorological department, the worst hit district is Jacobabad where 481 millimetres of rain were measured in five days, compared to a yearly average of 83 millimetres (3.3 inches) or 7 millimetres (0.3 inches) each month. ACTED continues to monitor the situation on a daily basis, and will respond in coordination with the Pakistan Government if necessary.