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Disasters Flooding in Pakistan 2010

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#1 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:22 AM

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(CNN) -- As the relief effort in flood-hit Pakistan intensified Monday, officials were bracing themselves for an outbreak of disease among the millions affected by the country's worst deluge in 80 years.

Rushing floodwaters and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains have engulfed large swathes of northwestern Pakistan since Thursday, killing an estimated 1,100 people as entire communities were swept away or cut off.

Now government officials are concerned a lack of drinking water is spreading conditions such as cholera and gastroenteritis in affected areas such as the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Agence France-Presse reported.

"We estimate that about 100,000 people, mostly children, have been hit by cholera and gastro diseases," Syed Zahir Ali Shah, health minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was quoted by AFP as saying.


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#2 Nonny


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

There was a terrifying report on BBC World this morning.  I wonder who benefitted by the release of dam waters that washed away 20000 (I'm pretty sure I heard that right  :( ) houses.  Plus, people are fighting each other over food drops, leaving some injured and some hungry.    :(

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#3 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

It's terrible :( What with this and the plane crash they had the other day, Pakistan really aren't having much luck recently! :(

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#4 sierraleone


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:10 PM

:( I haven't been able to keep up much on the news lately, been busy with some kids visiting, but I heard about this :(
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