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Pakistan flooding kills 125 people as soldiers aid in rescue effort
Pakistan flooding kills 125 people as soldiers aid in rescue effort

More than 125 people have been killed and 280 injured in four days of torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials said Saturday, as soldiers deployed to devastated areas to aid in the rescue operation. The rains hit the Pakistani section of the Kashmir region and parts of the nation's largest state, Punjab, causing huge losses to property, cattle and crops. The monsoon weather system was reportedly weakening, but Pakistani meteorological officials said the capital, Islamabad, had already received more than 12 inches of rain in 48 hours while Lahore, the second largest city, received almost 14 inches. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 12:30 p.m.: An earlier version of this post...

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