UN says floods affect 1 million Pakistanis

July 31, 2010 10:17

PESHAWAR — The United Nations reported that devastating floods have affected 1 million people in Pakistan.

Officials say floods have killed 430 people in the deadliest such disaster to hit the region since 1929.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says the cost of damage from floods was not clear. Rescuers were using army helicopters, heavy trucks and boats to reach flood-hit areas.

Government official Lutfur Rehman said Saturday flood-waters were receding in the northwest, but rescuers were facing problems reaching affected people because of damage caused to roads and bridges.

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