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Flood-Hit Pakistanis Try to Divert Rivers

Flood-Hit Pakistanis Try to Divert Rivers Army engineers in Pakistan have been breaching dikes in a bid to divert swollen rivers from flooded cities and towns across populous Punjab province. The flooding has killed nearly 300 people in Pakistan and disrupted life for more than two million others. Authorities in neighboring India are also stepping up rescue efforts in the portion of Kashmir they control, where monsoon floods have killed more than 200 people. The Jhelum River overflowed its banks amid heavy rains last week, leaving a broad swath of sever infrastructrual damage and upturned lives across the disputed Himalayan territory. Pakistani authorities say they blasted openings in dikes along the overflowing Chenab River to disperse floodwaters before they reach cities including Mu...
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