At least 549 people died in Pakistan last month in floods caused by unusually heavy monsoons, with isolated communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Baluchistan among the worst hit, a government agency said. .
Government agencies and the military have set up relief camps in flood-affected areas and are making efforts to relocate families and provide food and medicine.
Apart from the casualties, the floods have damaged over 46,200 houses, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced today.
Last month was the wettest in three decades, with 133% more rain than the 30-year average, according to the NDMA. Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, saw 305 percent more rain than the annual average, according to the disaster management agency.