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Monsoon Floods Kill 80 in Pakistan, Afghanistan

  • A tractor tows residents through flood waters to a safe place on the outskirts of Karachi, August 4, 2013. 
  • A Pakistani empties a bucket of muddy water from his home flooded by heavy rains in Peshawar, Pakistan, August 3, 2013. 
  • Pakistani soldiers rescue a family from an area flooded by heavy rains on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, August 4, 2013. 
  • A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard at a checkpoint as people on a pickup truck head to their village after authorities reopen the road in Bara, a town in the Pakistan Khyber Tribal region along the Afghan border, August 3, 2013.
  • Pakistanis remove their belonging from a home flooded by heavy torrential rains in Peshawar, Pakistan, August 3, 2013. 
  • Residents wait to cross a flooded road on the outskirts of Karachi, August 4, 2013. At least a dozen people were killed in accidents caused by torrential rain which hit different parts of the port city of Karachi.
  • People and vehicles pass on a road flooded by heavy territorial rains in Peshawar, Pakistan, August 3, 2013.
  • Family members wait for rescue workers after their vehicle was submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Karachi, August 4, 2013. 

Monsoon Floods Kill 80 in Pakistan, Afghanistan

VOA News
Forecasters are predicting more heavy rain Monday for Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, where monsoon floods have already killed more than 80 people.

The bad weather has destroyed many homes and wiped out farmland. The Pakistani city of Karachi was especially hard hit. Floods washed away roads and knocked out power to large parts of the city.

Soldiers have come in to help clear debris and bring in hot meals.

Fierce monsoon rains are an annual event in South Asia, but the last three years have been particularly disastrous.

Floods in 2010 killed at least 1,800 people and forced millions from their homes.

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