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Briefly World: 52 killed,around 700,000 affected in Pakistan floods

Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 52 people and affected around 700,000 in Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province

Written by Agencies | Published: September 25, 2012 1:06:11 am

52 killed,around 700,000 affected in Pakistan floods

Karachi: Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 52 people and affected around 700,000 in Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province.

Floods also destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops,officials said on Monday. PM Raja Pervez Ashraf has announced a relief and rehabilitation package of Rs 2,600 million for the flood victims.

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