300 Dead in Pakistan Floods
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
More than 300 people have died in monsoon floods in Pakistan. The devastating floodwaters—the worst in decades—carried away victims, destroyed infrastructure and displaced some 400,000 people, officials told news outlets.
Update: The New York Times reported that the death toll from Pakistan’s floods climbed above 400 later on Friday.
Weather officials say that Peshawar, capital of KP [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa], received 302mm (12in) of rain in the last three days.
They say that is the largest amount of rainfall in the city for several decades. The rest of the province received between 250mm and 300mm rain over the same time period.
Provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that nearly 400,000 people have been displaced in two days.