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Many Killed In Pakistan Flash Floods


Pakistani children play in floodwaters following heavy rain in Aza Kheil, some 40 kilometers from Peshawar.

Pakistani children play in floodwaters following heavy rain in Aza Kheil, some 40 kilometers from Peshawar.

Authorities in Pakistan say at least 78 people have been killed since September 8 in flash floods caused by torrential rains.

With forecasts of continuing heavy rains at least through September 12, emergency rescuers were concerned there could be more deaths and displaced people.

The worst hit regions are in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

In Pakistan's Punjab Province, a state of emergency has been declared in the Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts and troops have been deployed to join emergency rescue workers.

Based on reporting by AFP, BBC, and Dawn
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