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Monsoon rains, flooding in Pakistan

262 dead and 815 injured in last month

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan | September 18, 2012

Heavy monsoon rains and flash flooding since late last month have left at least 262 people dead so far and another 815 injured in Pakistan, authorities said.

The National Disaster Management Authority said the deadly weather has affected much of the country and the toll numbers were as of last Sunday, Dawn newspaper reported.

The reports said the rains and flooding have damaged more than 70,000 homes and affected more than 3,800 villages.

Earlier reports had said many of the victims had died in rain-related incidents including traffic accidents, roof collapses and electrocution, besides flooding.

Pakistan's southern Sindh province, whose capital is the port city of Karachi, was the worst hit, with 106 people reported dead, 361 injured and 273,000 people affected.

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