More Than 200 Dead In Heavy Monsoon Rains
ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than 200 people in Pakistan and India have died as heavy monsoon rains and flash floods inundated the area.
Officials say 110 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India have died and forecasters warn of more rain in the coming days. Troops are racing to evacuate people from deluged areas.
Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, says officials believe many victims were killed when the roofs of their homes collapsed.
Authorities fear the death toll may rise.
Both India and Pakistan suffer widespread flooding during the annual monsoon season.
Meanwhile, China's Civil Affairs Ministry says 44 people have been killed and 18 are missing after a week of flooding in the country's southwest that has also caused massive damage to housing and crops.
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