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Monsoon rains kill at least 60 in Pakistan

07-30-2010 13:33 BJT

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The monsoon season is underway in Pakistan, with heavy rain bursting river banks throughout the country.

The worst flooding in decades has hit the country's northwest, where at least 60 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands left stranded.

At least 10 people died near Peshawar when their homes crumbled. Dozens have been reported missing, including 3 Chinese construction workers.

Reports say 154 Chinese workers who were trapped in the downpours have been evacuated, with another 55 waiting to be rescued.

In Charsadda district, a newly constructed stretch of a dam collapsed, submerging around 5,000 homes.

The U.N. says the international community is trying to put together a proper response, but many roads have been blocked, hampering rescue operations.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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