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Flood waters surge into southern Pakistan

Flood waters surge into southern Pakistan
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Millions of people have left their homes in southern Pakistan as deadly floods sweep down from the north.

The vast body of water that has swept through Pakistan is now threatening previously unaffected areas in Sindh province on the coast.

Seven million have been made homeless in Sindh since the crisis began a month ago, a million of them in the last two days alone.

The Indus River here is already at a 50-year high, and there are fears it could rise even further.

The authorities have been marshalling people into camps after they carried out a mass evacuation from the historic city of Thatta.

All that stands between the tents and the huge weight of water is a system of man-made embankments – some of which have already begun to leak in places.