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UN warns situation in southern Pakistan could worsen

UN officials fear the spread of water-borne diseases, such as cholera.

August 24, 2010 8:36 by



Weeks after immense downpours first battered southern Pakistan, the situation is getting worse, as 17 million people have been affected and the number needing emergency shelter has reached 6 million people, according to a United Nations official.
Experts fear that some rivers have yet to burst their banks but may do so in the coming days, which will lead to more flooding in the south.

Read more: Pakistanis battle flood



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