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Floods in Pakistan

Friday, 11 February 2005

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Pasni, Pakistan
Date of Charter Activation:
11/02/2005
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNOPS
Project Management:
CSA

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 Pasni Pre-disaster

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot Image
Acquired: 21 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Overview Pre-disaster

Source: Satellite image and preprocessing: USGS
Acquired: 8 March 2005 Satellite image acquired: 10 October 2004

Copyright: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Pasni Airport Pre-disaster

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot Image
Acquired: 15 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Pasni Post-disaster

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot Image
Acquired: 15 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Shakidor Dam Before-after

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot Image
Acquired: 15 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Shakidor Dam Post-disaster

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot Image
Acquired: 21 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

Pakistan Dam Burst Shakidor Dam Pre-disaster

Source: SPOT 5 © CNES 2005, distributed by Spot
Acquired: 15 February 2005

Copyright: Image processing and map production: UNOSAT

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