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'267 dead' in Pakistan flooding

Flooding has killed at least 430 people in Pakistan over the past three days, according to rescue and government officials.

Most of the dead were in the north west of the country, which has been hit especially hard by monsoon rains in recent days.

Mujahid Khan, of the Edhi Foundation, a privately run emergency service, said at least 245 people have died throughout the north west. Many others were still missing.

Sardar Attique Khan, the prime minister in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, says flooding there has killed 22 people.

The UN said other parts of the country also have been affected by the deluge.

Poor weather also may have been a factor in a plane crash on Wednesday that killed 152 people in Islamabad.


From Belfast Telegraph