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Pakistan Flood Death Toll More Than 800

Authorities say the death toll from floods and monsoons in Pakistan has risen to more than 800.

Pakistani villagers move into safe place from a flooded village near Nowshera, Pakistan, Thursday, July 29, 2010. Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 60 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more were stranded as rescue workers struggled to reach far-flung villages.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Authorities say the death toll from floods and monsoons in Pakistan has risen to more than 800.

The disaster has also left a million people homeless.

The floods and landslides have devastated a northwestern province and are now also affecting other parts of the country.

A local official says at least 27,000 people there are still trapped in flood waters.

Authorities say the number of casualties may increase, with fears that many people might be trapped under the debris of buildings and houses that have collapsed.


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