Death Toll in Pakistan Floods Nears 1,500; Hundreds of Thousands Sleep in Open

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD—Unprecedented floods that have submerged huge swathes of Pakistan have killed nearly 1,500 people, data showed on Thursday, as authorities said hundreds of thousands of people were still sleeping in the open air after the disaster.
The deluge, brought by record monsoon rains, has impacted 33 million people out of a population of 220 million, sweeping away homes, vehicles, crops, and livestock in damage estimated at $30 billion.
The tally of the dead stands at 1,486, with about 530 children among them, the National Disaster Management Authority said, as it released its first country-wide total since Sept. 9.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been made homeless by flooding in the southern Sindh Province, with many sleeping by the side of elevated highways to protect themselves from the water….

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