Pakistan, India hit by deadly flooding
Indian residents wade through floodwaters in Jawahar Nagar colony in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, on August 23.
August 23rd, 2012
01:13 PM ET

Pakistan, India hit by deadly flooding

Dozens of people have died in Pakistan and India's northern Rajasthan state amid flash floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains, officials said Thursday.

At least 21 deaths are confirmed in Pakistan, said Maj. Iftikhar Ahmed Taj of the National Disaster Management Authority.

Hundreds of homes have been damaged in the flooding, which has hit parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, he said.

Rescue workers are seeking to deal with a major landslide in the Kashmiri city of Muzaffarabad, according to the disaster agency.

Roads are blocked, some 390 houses have been damaged and an unknown number of people are dead and injured, the agency said. Some families trapped by the landslide have been given emergency food and water supplies.

Elsewhere in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, seven people were killed in Bagh by a flash flood and a landslide, while more than 100 houses were damaged in Koti, the disaster agency said.

More rainfall is on the way in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, some isolated places in northeast Balochistan, and the country's capital, Islamabad, according to the agency.

Clean-up also was under way Thursday in neighboring India, where heavy rain in Rajasthan left 20 dead, the Rajasthan state department told CNN. Ten died in the capital, Jaipur, it said.

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  1. Jay jay

    Sooo... Under Obama care a full two thirds of hospitals are being penalized for re-admitting patients in a one month time period. Apparently there is a time frame for getting well in America. Thanks obomba. You are sooo great!...

    August 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      lets see how fast the post above gets deleted...

      August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wow

    Not soon enough cuz it has nothing to do with pakistan or india. Do you have tourette's?

    August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      and yet you felt compelled to reply to me not once but twice! Morons around every corner now a daze...

      August 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wow

    Seriously go on the political ticker or did they throw you off for blurting stuff about cooking or something.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ Jay Jay, i dont know if youre unaware of this or what, but that is how it has been with most HMOs for a very long time. Health insurance is bigtime corporation. It is the corporations that run this country, not any single person, POTUS or not.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      This is true, chrissy.
      My old HMO worked the same way.
      Fortunately, we do not have the constraints of an HMO anymore.

      This flooding is an awful thing.
      My daughter leved through flash floods; in a heartbeat, everything is *gone*.
      Very dangerous!
      My thoughts are with the good people of Pakistan and India.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      so what your saying is that hospitals have ALWAYS been penalized by the govt for re-admitting patients under a months time. I don't recall the govt sticking there snout into my health care since now. That's a new one on me...

      August 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Oh, do forgive me, jay jay.
      What I MEANT is that those pesky insurance CEO's and bean counters were determining what was good for my health, instead of doctors.
      So?
      Same stuff, different bean counters...
      And NO, what I'm saying is that the PATIENT was getting penalized by NOT GETTING READMITTED because their insurance wouldn't pay for it.
      It's the SAME FREAKING THING.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      ok let's look at it from a different angle. Look at the post office that is run by the govt. it is a failure on every level they have wasteful ways. They are closing small town offices across the country. They are broke. On top of that it takes three days to recieve a letter from just across the Phoenix area. Why on EARTH would people want the flippin govt in charge of our health care? It's a disaster waitin to happen and soon your kitty will have better health care than you banz. I'll let the politicians keep screwing up the country but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let em screw with my health and well being. Repeal Obama care now.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sinfully Yours

    India and Pakistan really need to stop flushing their clogged toilets. Instead, they should call Roto Rooter and get it fixed.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. William

    Buncha water there. They won't even need a swimming pool.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Nice to see you again, Kenny.
    Pleasant as always.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brody Billa

      Cut the cr@p. Either make some sensible comments or get off the pot. If you want a love fest...exchange cell #s. We are not interested in hugs and kisses.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Burt Renolds

    : )

    August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mr Burt Renolds

    Im Mr Burt Renolds and I drive a black Trans Am. Any chickies out there wanna go for a ride? We can take out the t tops and you can let down your tube top.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hennessy

    Seems like the India is falling apart at the seams. First, hundreds of sick left burning in a hospital fire, then hundreds dead drinking some hindu moonshine concoction, followed by massive power blackouts, nuclear accident and now this. Poverty is rampant, societal values have collapsed; inflation is in the clouds while the rupee is in the toilet. This economic and political model has failed. The moment US pulls out of Afghanistan, it iwll be all over for India. No more handouts by American taxpayers.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Emma

    I wonder if this washed away any of the AmEx call centers? I'm so toted of talking to Punjab Ragneesh whenever I placa a call to customer service. One can only hope.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I wouldn't want to kick you out of your own swimming pool, Kenny.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    These floods are an every year occurrence and devastating @sinfully yours, human suffering is tragic.
    Especially Pakistan where the 'war on terror' is already wreaking havoc and the country can't take anymore.
    My sympathies are with the people in both countries.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Derrik

    India is quite possibly the nast-iest place on earth. With the rudest cruelest people on the planet. If you don't believe me, go spend a month or two in northern India.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    @Hennessey
    Are you sure you you are not talking about our own house?

    August 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
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