2016 Pakistan flood

After heavy rains and flash floods in Pakistan,[1][2][3] at least 71 people were killed[4][5] and another 34 hospitalized. Rain started at night of Saturday, April 3,[6] rainfall began to spur floods in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in the northwest.[7] Heavy rainfall is common in Southern Asia during the pre-monsoon season.[8]

2016 Pakistan flood
Date3–5 April 2016, July and August
Location Pakistan

In response to floods, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government began to administer relief for those affected.[7] Rural areas with poor infrastructure were highly susceptible, and, consequently, some 150 homes were destroyed in the event.[6][9] The floods also caused deadly landslides that killed another 23 people. However, 5 survived and were rescued.[10] Furthermore, the rain washed away bridges and roads in the area, as well as causing crop loss.[10][11]

Another flood began in August. At least 82 people were killed during the floods, including a disaster involving a bus which resulted in the deaths of 27 people and the disappearance of four.[12]

Dead by locationEdit

Location Deaths
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 51[6]
Gilgit-Baltistan 15
Azad Kashmir 8

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Flood killed 45 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa". DAWN. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ "45 people die in flood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa". The Express Tribune. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Official: Rain, Floods Kill 45 in Northwest Pakistan". AP. 3 April 2016 – via The New York Times.
  4. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (6 April 2016). "'Rain death toll rises to 71'".
  5. ^ "Death toll from northern Pakistan rains rises to 71 - The Express Tribune". 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Rescuers race to reach thousands stranded by rains in Pakistan". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  7. ^ a b Sophia Saifi, Zahir Shah and Susannah Cullinane. "Deadly Pakistan floods soak northwest". CNN. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  8. ^ "Pakistan Flooding Kills at Least 45; Bad Weather Hampering Rescue Efforts". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  9. ^ "Severe flooding leaves 53 dead in Pakistan". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  10. ^ a b "Pakistan flood death toll now 92 after 23 found buried in landslide". UPI. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  11. ^ "92 killed in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  12. ^ The Washington Post