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Pakistan: Monsoon rains kill at least 60

07-30-2010 08:49 BJT

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Staying in Pakistan, many rivers have burst their banks during deadly monsoon rains. The worst flooding for decades has hit the country's northwest the hardest, where at least 60 people died and hundreds of thousands were stranded.

At least 10 people died near Peshawar when their homes crumbled. Dozens have been reported missing, including at least nine Chinese construction workers. Reports say some 200 other Chinese workers were trapped in the downpour. In Charsadda district, a newly constructed stretch of dam collapsed. Around 5,000 homes are believed to be underwater as a result. The U.N. says the international community is trying to put together a proper response, but many roads are impassable, complicating efforts to assess the situation.

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