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More floods swamp southern Pakistan

08-23-2010 08:38 BJT

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Rising floods are threatening new areas in southern Pakistan. Three towns in the Thatta District are in grave danger, and officials began evacuating about 150-thousand people from their lower lying areas on Saturday.

At least two levees along the river, have been identified as potential trouble spots, and are being strengthened, according to local officials.

One four-year-old girl had to halt her tuberculosis treatments, because of the chaos caused by the deluge, as her family appealed for help on Sunday.

The floods have affected about one-fifth of Pakistan's territory, straining the civilian government, as it also battles against al-Qaida and Taliban militants. At least 6 million people have been left homeless, with 20 million affected overall.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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