Death toll from monthlong floods in Pakistan rises to 169

August 6, 2015 11:14 AM

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani authorities say the nationwide death toll from monthlong flooding has risen to 169, as rescuers use helicopters and boats to move stranded residents to higher ground.

The National Disaster Management Authority says the floods, which began in early July, have affected 900,000 people in 2,495 villages across Pakistan.

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