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'Epochal' floods kill 380 children in Pakistan, 720 others; UN seeks aid

The deluge has killed at least 1,100, impacted 33 million; climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs world's focus, says UN Secretary-General

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People cross a bridge amid flood waters, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Puran Dhoro, Badin, Pakistan (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters CHARSADDA, Pakistan
Torrential rains and flooding have killed more than 1,100 people, including 380 children, in Pakistan, where army helicopters plucked stranded families and dropped food packages to inaccessible areas while the UN appealed on Tuesday for $160 million in aid.
 
The historic deluge, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains, has impacted 33 million people, destroying homes and businesses, infrastructure and crops.
 
The country has received nearly 190% more rain in the quarter through August this year, totalling 390.7 millimetres, than the 30-year average. Sindh province, with a population of 50 million, was hardest hit, getting 466% more rain than the 30-year

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 11:07 PM IST

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