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Hundreds of thousands in fight for life in Pakistan

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It is a fight for life for the estimated 800,000 people left isolated more than three weeks after floods hit Pakistan.

Aid agencies claim that more than 40 helicopters are needed to ferry lifesaving supplies to an increasingly desperate population.

The torrential monsoon rains that battered the north west of the country have now shifted south with authorities warning that waters may rise further in some areas.

The Pakistan government now fears a mass epidemic of water-borne diseases as conditions continue to deteriorate.