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Pakistan begins clean-up after deadly storm

Published: 10:19AM Monday August 05, 2013 
Source: ONE News
 
A large clean-up operation is beginning in Pakistan after torrential rain caused widespread damage and death.
 
The death toll has risen to 45 and more bad weather in the region is expected.
 
Twenty people were killed after heavy monsoon downpours caused 120 homes to collapse in the northwest of the country.
 
In the south, torrential rain caused the wall of a factory to buckle, killing six people, including four children.
 
Flash floods caused by the downpours have inundated some main roads in the largest city of Karachi where at least 19 people have died.
 
According to news agency AFP, authorities in the city of 18 million people said it would take more than two days to clear up after the water flooded markets, buildings and houses and blocked roads.
 
Hundreds of cars were seen half-submerged after poor sewerage and drainage systems choked due to garbage, the agency reported.
A tractor tows residents through flood waters to a safe place on the outskirts of Karachi (Source: Reuters)
A tractor tows residents through flood waters to a safe place on the outskirts of Karachi - Source: Reuters
 
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