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Canada donates $1 mn for flood-ravaged South Asia

world Updated: Aug 08, 2007 09:03 IST

Canada pledged USD one million in emergency aid relief for victims of devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where the death toll continues to climb.

"Canada is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and by the destruction that has occurred over the past few weeks," Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said in a statement on Monday.

"On behalf of all Canadians, the Government of Canada extends its sympathies to those individuals and communities affected by the flooding," MacKay said.

International Co-operation Minister Josee Verner said the federal government is ready to provide more assistance if called upon to do so.

Floodwaters continue to recede in parts of monsoon-soaked South Asia, but the death toll has climbed to 347, said officials, who fear waterborne disease could spread.

Millions of people have been displaced and left homeless as a result of the natural disaster.

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