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Pakistan floods make millions homeless

2010-08-06 02:44:59 GMT2010-08-06 10:44:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Hundreds of residents take refuge from heavy floods in a mosque in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 5, 2010. [Agencies]

An army personnel evacuating residents, carries a flood victim to a helicopter in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 5, 2010.[Agencies]

A man yells towards Army personnel in a helicopter evacuating flood victims from Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 5, 2010.[Agencies]

A family takes refuge on top of a mosque while awaiting rescue from flood waters in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 5, 2010.[Agencies]

An aerial photograph from an Army helicopter shows the flooded town of Sanawa, located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 5, 2010. [Agencies]

Pakistan's biggest floods in 80 years threaten to inflict widespread suffering in Sindh province as millions of people ravaged in the disaster in other parts of the country. So far, the floods have killed more than 1,600 people and officials said the toll was likely to climb. More than 4 million have also lost their livelihoods and homes.

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