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Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350
Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350

The death toll from nearly one week of heavy monsoon rains in India and Pakistan has surpassed 350, officials said Monday, as elite Indian troops joined an urgent rescue effort to reach residents marooned on rooftops and stranded in submerged homes. The floods in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern Pakistan, described as the worst in decades, have left thousands without food and water and destroyed homes across a wide swath of both countries. Indian naval commandos deployed in the mountainous northern province of Jammu and Kashmir as military officials said that 22,000 people had been evacuated, many from the provincial capital Srinagar, parts of which were 12 feet under water....

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