New inland sea swamps Pakistan


People in Bajara Sehwan, Sindh province, Pakistan, worry about their livestock and getting them to higher ground as an inland sea covers their homes. – EPA pic, September 10, 2022.

FROM a hastily erected embankment protecting Mehar city, mosque minarets and the price board of a gas station poke above a vast lake that has emerged, growing to tens of kilometres wide.

Beyond this shoreline in southern Sindh, hundreds of villages and swathes of farmland are lost beneath the water – destroyed by floods that have affected nearly a third of Pakistan.


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