According to United Nations, flood deadly effect 1 million Pakistanis. The U.N. estimated Saturday that some 1 million people were affected, though it didn’t specify exactly what that meant. It said rescuers were using army helicopters, heavy trucks and boats to try reaching flood-hit areas, but noted thousands of homes and roads were destroyed, and at least 45 bridges across the northwest damaged.
PESHAWAR City— Rescuers trying to reach thousands of Pakistani flood victims were hampered by deluged roads and damaged bridges Saturday, though there were signs waters were receding in parts of the country. Floods killed more than 430 people this week, left some 400,000 people stranded in far-flung villages, and severely damaged the nation’s already-weak infrastructure.
In the northwest, the hardest-hit region, it was the worst flooding since 1929, a point hammered home by TV footage of people clinging to fences and each other as water gushed over their heads. Scores of men, women and children sat on their roofs as they waited for help.
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