15 killed in Pakistan floods

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August 4, 2008 17:36

Officials say floods and heavy rain across Pakistan have left at least 15 people dead. The Khyber tribal region near the northwestern border with Afghanistan suffered the worst loss of life. Local official Manzoor Khan said Monday five people were buried when house roofs collapsed and two children drowned in flood water. Three more people died in the nearby city of Peshawar. In eastern Punjab province, fields were submerged as rivers and canals overflowed. Flood control official Rana Atiq said five people died when their houses collapsed. Officials in southern Sindh province said the army was on standby to give emergency help.


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