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Floods Kill 90 in NW Pakistan


Pakistani officials say at least 90 people have been killed in the worst flooding in Pakistan's northwest in almost 100 years.

Heavy monsoon rains continued to flood Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province Thursday, leaving towns in the Swat Valley badly affected. Several thousand people have been displaced.

Aid workers say the heavy rains are impeding the ability to reach affected areas by helicopter.

Just across the border in Afghanistan, NATO says the Afghan National Army rescued more than 200 Afghan civilians stranded by flash floods in Nangarhar province.

Another 50 people have been killed in southern Pakistan since storms began earlier this month. Rescue workers say more than 50,000 people have been impacted in the worst-hit areas of Baluchistan province.

Bad weather also was said to be a factor in the crash of a passenger plane Wednesday in the capital, Islamabad.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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