Disease fear for flood-hit Pakistan

Fresh downpours hamper relief work and raise risk of epidemics in southern Sindh province.

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    Fresh floods have hit Pakistan's Sindh province, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes and hampering relief efforts in an area already devastated by record-breaking rain.

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    Floodwaters have submerged dozens more towns and villages in the country's south as the Indus river breaches its banks yet again, a sign that the worst is yet to come.

    Doctors have warned that stagnant water and unsanitary conditions could cause a disease pandemic.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from a rural health centre in Sindh's Khanpur district.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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