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Sep 18, 2014 10:09 AM

Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after being hit by floods

National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Ahmad Kamal on Thursday says rescue crews are working round the clock to rescue people and ensure the provision of food and other supplies to flood-affected persons.

He says the floods entered the southern Sindh province Wednesday, making thousands of people homeless.

Heavy monsoon floods, which began Sept. 3 in Kashmir, have so far killed 523 people and affected 2 million in Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir. Of those, 200 died in the India-controlled part of the Himalayan region, 64 in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, while 246 people perished across Pakistan.

Kamal said no deaths have been reported in southern Pakistan.


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