Kashmir flooding death toll climbs to at least 116

September 5, 2014 4:18 PM

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Kashmir flooding death toll climbs to at least 116

SRINAGAR, India -- Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left at least 116 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday.

Shantmanu, an Indian official who goes by only one name, said 47 people had died in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, including five whose bodies were pulled from the rubble of a home that collapsed in the Poonch region, burying an estimated 15 people. Three other people, including a paramil...

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