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Pakistanis battle flood

At least 1,100 people have died and thousands are affected as devastating floods hit north-west Pakistan

August 3, 2010 2:25 by

Pakistan is witnessing the worst rains in its history, and it looks set to cause a public health catastrophe as food is scarce and water supplies have been contaminated by heavy flood waters.

Pakistanis are voicing a desperate need for temporary shelters, clean drinking water and toilets amid complaints that the government response has been slow and inadequate.

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