Up to 2.5 million affected by Pakistan floods: Red Cross

2nd August 2010, Comments 0 comments

The international Red Cross said Monday that up to 2.5 million people across Pakistan have been affected by heavy flooding brought on by torrential monsoon rains.

"According to official sources, flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed more than 1,100 people in Pakistan and affected up to 2.5 million people across the country in the past week," the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

"In the worst-affected areas, entire villages were washed away without warning by walls of flood water," it said in a statement, noting that thousands of people "have lost everything."

© 2010 AFP

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