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20 dead in Pakistan floods: officials

Pakistani volunteers rescue villagers in a flooded area on the outskirts of Peshawar on August 4, 2008. At least 20 people have died in flash floods in northwest Pakistan after heavy monsoon rains, officials said. The fatalities occurred when gushing waters from a seasonal drain hit dozens of villages in two areas near Peshawar, capital of North West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan. Photo courtesy AFP.
by Staff Writers
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Aug 4, 2008
At least 20 people were killed on Monday by flash floods in northwest Pakistan caused by heavy monsoon rains, officials said.

Waters from a storm drain overflowed and hit dozens of villages in two areas near Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan.

Officials said 1,000 houses were destroyed and 20 bodies have been recovered so far.

"Ten people died in Bara (a tribal district) and 10 more were killed in suburban villages of Peshawar," district government official Ghulam Ahmed told AFP.

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Nine dead, 91,000 flee homes in east China floods: state media
Beijing (AFP) Aug 4, 2008
Nine people have died and more than 91,000 forced to flee their homes after torrential rain lashed eastern China causing severe flooding, state media reported Monday.

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