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Pakistani Officials Estimate Over 800 Dead In Floods


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Pakistan says some 800 people have died in flooding that has hit the north of the country.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, information minister for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, gave the death toll to reporters in Peshawar on July 31, saying that at least another 150 people are unaccounted for in his province alone.

UN officials say that 1 million people have been affected by the floods across the northern region.

Pakistani rescue workers and troops are continuing operations to get help to hundreds of thousands of trapped people as roads to many regions have been cut off by rising waters.

compiled from agency reports