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. Derrik

    If you love India or its people, join The Peace Corp and try to help them. See how mean and ungrateful they are. Try to doctor their sick as they spit on you. I'll never look at them the same way since my time over there.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cabot L

      No Thanks. I'll take a pass. I don't wanna get hit by HIV AIDS in India. I'd rather volunteer Phillipines.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jerry B

    I have known many people from both India and Pakistan. The Pakis I have known are nice, open, friendly, kind, and love to joke. Those from India seem like former members of Hitler's nazis. The 2 groups are polar opposites. I often question if the only reason we are friends with India is because they are the second largest market in the world. (our corporations want to sell them junk)

    August 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Besh

      Strange that you mention it.

      It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre, the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    That too @Jerry B. Mainly they play us for fools using the China , Pakistan and terrorism card.
    I endorse your views regarding Pakistanis. You visit their homes or places urban or rural and despite their poverty and lack of linguistic skills you can sense the warmth and hospitality.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @ Derrik, You've only given half of the story... Why were the people that you ran across mean and ungrateful? What was it about the medical attention you gave they objected to? So many questions left unanswered by your posts.

    I also would have like to seen the Photographer do a piece on these kids in the picture... They look as if they were playing... having fun ... being kids for a change. At least that's the sense I'm getting from the Picture. Who knows.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • raven

      Uh, the photographer DID do a're looking at it.

      August 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ raven, No. The piece I'm looking at is on the flood... NOT the children themselves. This is just another flood; the real flood to cover IS the one of brutal abuse and economic depravity they face... NOT some side note flood.

      August 25, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Btw, Your malice for me should be directed towards the inhuman acts heaped upon this nations children. ty

      August 25, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Hello saywhat, Philip was looking for you earlier btw . Hope your afternoon is going well.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Good afternoon @Mary.
      Hope you are faring splendidly. I'll try catching @Philip somewhere.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Not bad. Hope to see you around maybe Saturday.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cabot L

      Hey guys.....come on over...we'll have a pardy just like Harry of England !!! Lobsters on me. BYOW.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Jay Jay, i DO agree with you, our gov is in our bus to much, but ive been saying that for years! However, it doesnt change the fact that insurance companies, and mainly HMOs control what kinda care people get! There needs to be a regulation in place.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Sure you didn't skip your medicines??

    August 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      OMG! See guys this is what pizzez me off on here! Got idiots posting racial slurs but a thought out comment gets denied. Duh! Screw it I'll take a shot. Lobster boy woke up this AM and realized that that he has a d#%k the size of a pencil then he realized his brain was even smaller.

      August 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hope

    Trolling trolls... too bad, so sad.

    I keep my faith in my fashion...


    Hope, the real one.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chicken Ranch....India

    INDIA: Between two Deities: KALI & PANCHALI

    The problem with India is that is built on a system of cultural and societal values based on Hinduism which is a cult. Nations built on a cult seldom survive in the long run.

    Goddess Kali's statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head.

    Meanwhile, goddess Panchali was married to five brothers. Which one would become the legitimate father of his child should she have one? Dr Charles (renowned author and an authority on India) says that instances of incest are common in Hindu scriptures.

    Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!!

    August 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hope

    August 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      Hope. VERY COOL! How did you put it on here tho? I prob wouldn't understand anyways lol

      August 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I love, love, love that song.

      August 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope


      Looks like Co Co wasn't so friendly afterall...

      The audio and video is out of sync...
      The words near the end have changed.
      Red needs to get over it, instead of
      harrassing me.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope


      He's smoking, AGAIN!

      August 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hope

    Lobster... go bite a rock!

    How's that grab ya?


    Hope, as in hope,

    August 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ Lobsterboy, please keep your racist opinions to yourself! No one here cares to hear that! Human life was meant to be treasured no matter what color or location on this earth.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Besh

    The disenchantment of minorities is evident by the recent uprising in India. From Bangalore to Mumbai, to Goa to Kerala and Chennai and Pune not to forget Assam and onto New Delhi ..... this is a premonition of epic proportions. We are witnessing the implosion of India..some will grasp it now while others will need to see it in the rear view mirror.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    well said

    Good afternoon and I endorse what you say responding to Lobster Boy.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sweet Jessica

    No amount of water can wash away the filth that is India.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
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