Floods in Pakistan
Friday, 11 February 2005
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UNOOSA on behalf of UNOPS
Description of the event
A week of torrential rain and record snowfall caused hundreds of deaths in Pakistan since 9 February 2005. There were at least 25 people reported dead 10 February when a dam on the southwest coast burst. Near Pasni, on the Baloutchistan coast, 300 km west of Karachi, the Shadi Kor dam burst as a result of a week of torrential rain. It caused the deaths of at least 25 people with many more having been reported missing according to authorities on 11 February.
Pakistan Dam Burst Overview Pop Distr
Source: Landsat 7 satellite derived map overview showing location of dam and downstream villages prior to dam-burst. Place-locations from 1:1M scale database.
Satellite image acquired: 10 October 2004
Acquired: 8 March 2005
Copyright: Satellite image and preprocessing: USGS Image processing and map production: UNOSAT