Pakistan Floods: Death toll tops 1,300

Pakistan Floods: Death toll tops 1,300

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities are struggling to prevent the country’s biggest lake from bursting its banks and inundating nearby towns after unprecedented flooding, while the disaster management agency on Monday raised its toll of flood deaths by another 24. Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Agency stated that record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains had brought floods that had affected 33 million people and killed at least 1,314, including 458 children.

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