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Flooding Kills Scores in India, Pakistan

Army Steps In to Rescue Flood Victims in Pakistani
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Zlatica Hoke
September 06, 2014 12:18 PM
Pakistan's government has dispatched army teams across the country's north to rescue people stranded by floods after several days of heavy monsoons. The death toll from flooding is growing in Pakistan and northern India. Many people have been killed or injured by collapsing roofs and electric cables brought down by the storms. Many others are reported missing. Zlatica Hoke reports.

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Heavy monsoon rains and some of the worst flooding in decades have killed scores of people in northern India and Pakistan.

At least 65 people have been killed and scores more are missing after heavy rains inundated villages in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

The Indian army immediately began rescue operations.  Army officials said they have rescued more than 100 civilians.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan and the Kashmir territory under Pakistan's control, flooding left at least 60 people dead. Most were killed by collapsing roofs and electric cables brought down by the storms in Punjab.

Authorities also say flooding in the city of Lahore killed 13 people.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned rising rivers in Punjab are likely to cause even more flooding.

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