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30 Jul 2010 09:47 GMT
Hundreds of people have been killed after three days of floods triggered by monsoon rains swept through northwestern Pakistan [AFP]
The rains have bloated rivers, submerged villages, and triggered landslides [AFP]
More than 1 million people have been displaced by the floods due to wide-destruction [AFP]
A rescue operation has been launched to save thousands of stranded people, but efforts were hampered by further inclement weather [AFP]
It is the worst flooding in the region since 1929.
The rising toll of the monsoon rains underscore the poor infrastructure in impoverished Pakistan [AFP]
Stranded residents had to come up with innovative methods like using a rope to move around [AFP]
Many people volunteered to rescue those most vulnerable in the deluge [AFP]
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