Flood-hit Pakistan breaches lake to avert overflow


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Flood-hit Pakistan breaches lake to avert overflow
Up to 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Pakistan due to the major flooding.
Published: SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Authorities in flood-hit Pakistan breached the country's largest freshwater lake on Sunday, displacing up to 100,000 people from their homes but saving more densely populated areas from gathering flood water, a minister said.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan's northern mountains have brought floods that have affected 33 million people and killed at least 1,290, including 453 children. The inundation, blamed on climate change, is still spreading.

Manchar Lake, which is used for water storage, had already reached dangerous levels and the increased pressure posed a threat to surrounding areas in southern Sindh province, Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro said.

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