The Prime Minister of Pakistan has said the “magnitude of the calamity” is bigger than expected, after visiting flood-hit areas.

Shehbaz Sharif was speaking from Sindh province – which has had nearly eight times its average August rainfall.

The floods have killed nearly 1,000 people across Pakistan since June, while thousands have been displaced – and millions more affected.

 One local official called them “floods of biblical proportions”.

Many of them walked from remote villages, and were told that help is easier to get in the urban areas. But there’s not much difference here.

Prime Minister, Sharif said 33 million people had been hit by the floods – about 15% of the country’s population.

He said the losses caused by floods this season were comparable to those during the floods of 2010-11, said to be the worst on record.

The country has appealed for more international aid.

Credit: BBC

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