Hundreds of villages in Pakistan are now underwater. More than 1,300 people have died as a result of the flooding, the majority of them women and children, with a further 33 million people affected by the rising waters. Rescuers in Sindh province are trying to help locals still stuck in towns in the southern district of Dadu.
The boats fill up fast with people seeking refuge. “This is the fifth day we’ve been rescuing people here, taking them to safe places,” rescuer Salman Naseer explained.
Most families have been evacuated but many locals are afraid that the belongings they left behind will be looted. Some men are still staying in their houses to protect their families possessions.
People living in villages near Lake Manchar have been told to evacuate. Many of them are afraid.