Pakistan evacuates flood-threatened region

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Pakistan evacuates flood-threatened region

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Half a million people have been evacuated in southern Pakistan’s Sindh province as the region braces itself for heavy flooding.

The country has been ravaged by the worst monsoon rains in 80 years over the past week, killing some 1,600 people.

Now the water is spreading south, sweeping away homes and even swallowing up entire villages.

4.5 million people are said to have been affected by the floods.

“We were recused with great difficulty. All our possessions were washed away. Nothing is left. we fled with nothing,” one woman said.

Heavy rain hit north west Pakistan last week, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake.

The displaced people are now living in makeshift camps although thousands more remain stranded.

Officials have warned the death toll could climb considerably as more monsoon rains are forecast.