(CNN)Striking new satellite images that reveal the extent of Pakistan’s record flooding show how an overflowing Indus River has turned part of Sindh Province into a 100 kilometer-wide inland lake.

Swaths of the country are now underwater, after what United Nation officials have described as a “monsoon on steroids” brought the heaviest rainfall in living memory and flooding that has killed 1,162 people, injured 3,554 and affected 33 million since mid-June.The new images, taken on August 28 from NASA’s MODIS satellite sensor, show how a combination of heavy rain and an overflowing Indus River have inundated much of Sindh province in the South. In the center of the picture, a large area of dark blue shows the Indus overflowing and flooding an area around 100 kilometers (62 miles) wide, turning what were once agricultural fields into a giant inland lake. Pakistan causes less than 1% of planet-warming gases. It's now drowning under the climate crisisPakistan causes less than 1% of planet-warming gases. It's now drowning under the climate crisisPakistan causes less than 1% of planet-warming gases. It's now drowning under the climate crisisIt’s a shocking transformation from the photo taken by the same satellite on the same date last year, which shows the river and its tributaries contained in what appear by comparison to be small, narrow bands, highlighting the extent of the damage in one of the country’s hardest-hit areas.Read MoreThis year’s monsoon is already the country’s wettest since records began in 1961, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, and the season still has one month to go.In both Sindh and Balochistan provinces, rainfall has been 500% above average, engulfing entire villages and farmland, razing buildings and wiping out crops.A man helps children navigate floodwaters using a satellite dish in Balochistan, Pakistan, on Friday, August 26.A man helps children navigate floodwaters using a satellite dish in Balochistan, Pakistan, on Friday, August 26. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA man helps children navigate floodwaters using a satellite dish in Balochistan, Pakistan, on Friday, August 26.Hide Caption 1 of 22Residents gather beside a road damaged by flooding in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Monday, August 29.Residents gather beside a road damaged by flooding in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Monday, August 29. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanResidents gather beside a road damaged by flooding in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Monday, August 29.Hide Caption 2 of 22A displaced child sleeps under a mosquito net in a tent at a makeshift camp after in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 29.A displaced child sleeps under a mosquito net in a tent at a makeshift camp after in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 29. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA displaced child sleeps under a mosquito net in a tent at a makeshift camp after in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 29.Hide Caption 3 of 22A satellite image shows the scale of the flooding along the banks of the Indus River in Rajanpur, Pakistan, on Sunday, August 28.A satellite image shows the scale of the flooding along the banks of the Indus River in Rajanpur, Pakistan, on Sunday, August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA satellite image shows the scale of the flooding along the banks of the Indus River in Rajanpur, Pakistan, on Sunday, August 28.Hide Caption 4 of 22People wade through floodwaters in Pakistan's Mirpur Khas district on August 28.People wade through floodwaters in Pakistan's Mirpur Khas district on August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanPeople wade through floodwaters in Pakistan’s Mirpur Khas district on August 28.Hide Caption 5 of 22Pakistani Army soldiers distribute food following a flash flood in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on August 28.Pakistani Army soldiers distribute food following a flash flood in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanPakistani Army soldiers distribute food following a flash flood in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on August 28.Hide Caption 6 of 22Flooded land is seen in Mingora, a town in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley, on August 28.Flooded land is seen in Mingora, a town in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley, on August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanFlooded land is seen in Mingora, a town in Pakistan’s northern Swat Valley, on August 28.Hide Caption 7 of 22Volunteers load relief food bags on a truck in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 28.Volunteers load relief food bags on a truck in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanVolunteers load relief food bags on a truck in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 28.Hide Caption 8 of 22Displaced people take refuge along a highway after fleeing from their flood-hit homes in Pakistan's Charsadda district on August 28.Displaced people take refuge along a highway after fleeing from their flood-hit homes in Pakistan's Charsadda district on August 28. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanDisplaced people take refuge along a highway after fleeing from their flood-hit homes in Pakistan’s Charsadda district on August 28.Hide Caption 9 of 22Displaced people wade through a flooded area in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Saturday, August 27.Displaced people wade through a flooded area in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Saturday, August 27. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanDisplaced people wade through a flooded area in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Saturday, August 27.Hide Caption 10 of 22A man carries his sick daughter along a road damaged by floodwaters in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley on August 27.A man carries his sick daughter along a road damaged by floodwaters in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley on August 27. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA man carries his sick daughter along a road damaged by floodwaters in Pakistan’s northern Swat Valley on August 27.Hide Caption 11 of 22A man swims in floodwaters while heading for higher ground in Charsadda, Pakistan, on August 27.A man swims in floodwaters while heading for higher ground in Charsadda, Pakistan, on August 27. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA man swims in floodwaters while heading for higher ground in Charsadda, Pakistan, on August 27.Hide Caption 12 of 22Flood-affected people stand in a long line for food distributed by Pakistani Army troops in Rajanpur on August 27.Flood-affected people stand in a long line for food distributed by Pakistani Army troops in Rajanpur on August 27. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanFlood-affected people stand in a long line for food distributed by Pakistani Army troops in Rajanpur on August 27.Hide Caption 13 of 22A flooded area is seen from atop a bridge in the Charsadda district on August 27.A flooded area is seen from atop a bridge in the Charsadda district on August 27. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA flooded area is seen from atop a bridge in the Charsadda district on August 27.Hide Caption 14 of 22Volunteers prepare food boxes to distribute among flood victims in Peshawar on Friday, August 26.Volunteers prepare food boxes to distribute among flood victims in Peshawar on Friday, August 26. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanVolunteers prepare food boxes to distribute among flood victims in Peshawar on Friday, August 26.Hide Caption 15 of 22A family carries their belongings through floodwaters in Jamshoro, Pakistan, on August 26.A family carries their belongings through floodwaters in Jamshoro, Pakistan, on August 26. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA family carries their belongings through floodwaters in Jamshoro, Pakistan, on August 26.Hide Caption 16 of 22People walk through floodwaters in Dagai Mukram Khan, Pakistan, on August 26.People walk through floodwaters in Dagai Mukram Khan, Pakistan, on August 26. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanPeople walk through floodwaters in Dagai Mukram Khan, Pakistan, on August 26.Hide Caption 17 of 22A woman cooks food for her flood-affected family at a makeshift camp in Nawabshah, Pakistan, on Thursday, August 25.A woman cooks food for her flood-affected family at a makeshift camp in Nawabshah, Pakistan, on Thursday, August 25. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA woman cooks food for her flood-affected family at a makeshift camp in Nawabshah, Pakistan, on Thursday, August 25.Hide Caption 18 of 22Rescue workers carry out an evacuation operation for stranded people in Rajanpur on August 25.Rescue workers carry out an evacuation operation for stranded people in Rajanpur on August 25. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanRescue workers carry out an evacuation operation for stranded people in Rajanpur on August 25.Hide Caption 19 of 22Villagers take shelter at a makeshift camp after their homes were damaged by flooding in Pakistan's Jaffarabad district on Wednesday, August 24.Villagers take shelter at a makeshift camp after their homes were damaged by flooding in Pakistan's Jaffarabad district on Wednesday, August 24. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanVillagers take shelter at a makeshift camp after their homes were damaged by flooding in Pakistan’s Jaffarabad district on Wednesday, August 24.Hide Caption 20 of 22Workers load sacks of relief goods for flood victims in Balochistan, Pakistan, on August 5.Workers load sacks of relief goods for flood victims in Balochistan, Pakistan, on August 5. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanWorkers load sacks of relief goods for flood victims in Balochistan, Pakistan, on August 5.Hide Caption 21 of 22A boy wades through his flooded house in Karachi on July 26.A boy wades through his flooded house in Karachi on July 26. Photos: 'Unprecedented' flooding in PakistanA boy wades through his flooded house in Karachi on July 26.Hide Caption 22 of 2201 pakistan flooding unf02 pakistan flooding unf03 pakistan flooding unf04 pakistan flooding unf05 pakistan flooding unf06 pakistan flooding unf07 pakistan flooding unf08 pakistan flooding unf09 pakistan flooding unf10 pakistan flooding unf RESTRICTED11 pakistan flooding unf12 pakistan flooding unf13 pakistan flooding unf14 pakistan flooding unf15 pakistan flooding unf16 pakistan flooding unf17 pakistan flooding unf18 pakistan flooding unf19 pakistan flooding unf20 pakistan flooding unf21 pakistan flooding unf22 pakistan flooding unfWhile mostly dry weather is expected in the region in coming days, experts say the water will take days to recede.Pakistan’s climate change minister Sherry Rehman said Sunday that parts of the country “resemble a small ocean,” and that “by the time this is over, we could well have one-quarter or one-third of Pakistan under water.”‘Flood of apocalyptic proportions’In a interview with CNN Tuesday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he had visited Sindh and seen first-hand how the flooding had displaced entire villages and towns.”There is barely any dry land that we can find. The scale of this tragedy … 33 million people, that’s more than the population of Sri Lanka or Australia,” he said. “And while we understand that the new reality of climate change means more extreme weather, or monsoons, more extreme heat waves like we saw earlier this year, the scale of the current flood is of apocalyptic proportions. We certainly hope it’s not a new climate reality.”Satellite images from Maxar Technologies from other areas of the country show how entire villages and hundreds of plots of verdant land have been razed by the rapidly moving floods. Images from Gudpur, a locality in Punjab, show how the floods have damaged homes, and replaced land with snaking trails of of bare Earth. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday to inspect its flood damage. The province has logged most of the latest deaths after water levels rose exponentially, said the country’s National Disaster Management Authority.Sharif said Tuesday the flooding was the “worst in Pakistan’s history” and international assistance was needed to deal with the scale of the devastation.

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