Monsoon flooding kills 100 in Pakistan
Published 30/07/2010 | 05:00
At least 100 people have been killed by rivers bursting their banks in north-west Pakistan, leading to the country's worst floods for 80 years.
A dam was destroyed and bridges washed away in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the north west of the country, leaving an estimated 400,000 people stranded after two days of monsoon rains.
It came as the country held a day of national mourning yesterday for 152 passengers killed in a plane crash in Islamabad.
Investigators believe bad weather was also a factor in Wednesday's crash of AirBlue flight 202.
Ali Khan, the province's deputy health director, said he feared there could be as many as 500 dead.
Medical workers have started a programme to immunise people against cholera and typhoid. (© Daily Telegraph, London)