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Afghanistan & Pakistan: Residents Brace For More Rain After 89 Killed

Residents of Pakistan were bracing for more heavy rain on August 5 after monsoon downpours and flooding killed at least 30 people the previous two days. Meanwhile, relief supplies were being distributed in eastern Afghanistan, where torrential rain led to the deaths of at least 59 people and the destruction of homes in nine provinces. With at least 89 people killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan thus far, authorities said they fear more deaths because dozens of people are missing. The worst-hit area so far has been Kabul Province’s Surobi district with 35 deaths. In Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi there were at least 16 deaths. Key roads in Karachi were blocked and many residents were left without electricity. (15 PHOTOS)

Pakistanis cross a flooded street in Peshawar.
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Pakistanis cross a flooded street in Peshawar.

Pakistanis walk on a damaged bridge over a flooded river in Peshawar.
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Pakistanis walk on a damaged bridge over a flooded river in Peshawar.

Pakistanis walk through a flooded area in Karachi.
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Pakistanis walk through a flooded area in Karachi.

Barefooted men take a break on a road median while wading through floodwaters on the outskirts of Karachi.
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Barefooted men take a break on a road median while wading through floodwaters on the outskirts of Karachi.

Men push their bicycles through floodwaters on the outskirts of Karachi.
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Men push their bicycles through floodwaters on the outskirts of Karachi.

A tractor tows residents through floodwaters to a safe place on the outskirts of Karachi.
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A tractor tows residents through floodwaters to a safe place on the outskirts of Karachi.

Due to heavy rains, transport in Karachi is badly affected as roads and railway tracks are inundated by rainwater. A state of emergency was declared across the Sindh Province and Karachi.
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Due to heavy rains, transport in Karachi is badly affected as roads and railway tracks are inundated by rainwater. A state of emergency was declared across the Sindh Province and Karachi.

A man carries his belongings on his shoulder while wading through floodwaters outside of Karachi.
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A man carries his belongings on his shoulder while wading through floodwaters outside of Karachi.

Residents wait to cross a flooded road outside of Karachi on August 4.
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Residents wait to cross a flooded road outside of Karachi on August 4.

Pakistani residents hold onto a rope as they evacuate a flooded area in Karachi.
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Pakistani residents hold onto a rope as they evacuate a flooded area in Karachi.

A family waits for rescue workers after their vehicle was submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Karachi.
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A family waits for rescue workers after their vehicle was submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Karachi.

The aftermath of flooding in the Surobi district of Afghanistan's Kabul Province.
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The aftermath of flooding in the Surobi district of Afghanistan's Kabul Province.

More flooding in the Kabul Province's Surobi district.
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More flooding in the Kabul Province's Surobi district.

Afghans affected by floods salvage their belongings in the Sarobi district of Kabul.
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Afghans affected by floods salvage their belongings in the Sarobi district of Kabul.

An Afghan girl affected by the floodwaters sits beside her belongings near damaged houses in the Sarobi district of Kabul.
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An Afghan girl affected by the floodwaters sits beside her belongings near damaged houses in the Sarobi district of Kabul.

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