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Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

Officials say Pakistani troops with helicopters and boats have evacuated another 4,000 marooned people from the country's plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages early Thursday.

world Updated: Sep 11, 2014 13:40 IST
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Officials say Pakistani troops with helicopters and boats have evacuated another 4,000 marooned people from the country's plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages early Thursday.

In a statement, the military said it has expanded relief operations in flood-hit areas in the eastern Punjab province where the overflowing Chenab river is causing damage.

In India , Sandeep Rai Rathore, a top official at the National Disaster Response force, said Thursday that 80 army and air force transport aircraft and helicopters are dropping water bottles, biscuits, baby food and food packets for hundreds of thousands of people marooned in flood-hit areas of the Indian portion of Kashmir.