July 31st, 2010
06:42 AM ET

800 dead in Pakistan flooding

A car is swamped and a house collapsed in Pakistan's Nowshera district.

The death toll from flooding caused by monsoon rains in Pakistan has risen to at least 800, the information ministry in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said.

Many of the victims died when floodwaters swept away hundreds of mud houses in parts of Swat Valley and the districts of Shangla and Tank, according to Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a provincial minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Rushing water also has washed away thousands of acres of crops and dozens of government buildings, local businesses and schools, Bilour said.

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  1. World Citizen

    The international community should help Pakistan. Innocent people are suffering. How can the world turn it's back? I understand the reluctance on the part of some INDIVIDUALS to give as they are not sure if their donation will reach the victims (this is NOT limited to Pakistan). A solution is to support world relief organizations. PLEASE stop this religious/racist ranting. This is about human suffering...not dogma.

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