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Floods Kill 400 In Pakistan, Indian-Administered Kashmir


Emergency workers in Indian-administered Kashmir and neighboring Pakistan have been struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by the region’s worst flooding in 50 years.

With the combined death toll in the two countries topping more than 400, anger has been growing over the speed of rescue efforts.

The official death toll in Pakistan on September 9 was 231, with most killed in Punjab province.

In one Pakistani village alone, close to the de facto border with Indian-administered Kashmir, more than 125 houses have been destroyed.

Meanwhile, thousands of troops, police, and emergency workers have been deployed in both countries to deliver drinking water, blankets, and other relief supplies.

India’s army said it was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian-administered Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and an estimated 400,000 people were stranded.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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