Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his sorrow at the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan and extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the victims and their families.
“I am heartbroken by the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan,” Modi wrote on his official Twitter account on Monday.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the victims, the families of the injured and all those affected by this natural disaster and hope that normalcy will be restored soon,” he added.
Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those affected by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2022
Modi saddened over devastation caused by floods in Pakistan
At least 1,061 people have died since the start of the seasonal rains in June, but the final figure is as hundreds of villages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were cut apart by swollen rivers that washed away roads and bridges. It may increase further.
According to officials, this year’s floods have affected more than 33 million people (one in seven Pakistanis) and nearly one million homes have been destroyed or severely damaged.
Climate Secretary Sherry Lehman called it the “Decade of Monsoon Monsoons.”
This year’s floods are comparable to 2010, when more than 2,000 people died and nearly a fifth of the country was flooded.