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Over 440 People Reported Dead From Monsoon Floods In India And Pakistan

Floods and landslides have ripped through northern India and Pakistan, killing hundreds.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:53 p.m. ET

Posted on September 7, 2014, at 1:27 p.m. ET

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Monsoon rains throughout northern India and Pakistan have created landslides and triggered flash floods, causing severe damage throughout the area and killing more than 440 people, the Associated Press reports.

A Pakistani army soldier and volunteers use a boat in floodwater to rescue people after heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7.
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A Pakistani army soldier and volunteers use a boat in floodwater to rescue people after heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7.

Residents examine a portion of bridge damaged by flooding on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 6.
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Residents examine a portion of bridge damaged by flooding on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 6.

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In the Kashmir region of India, the rain has been non-stop for five days. At least 120 died in what is now the worst flooding in more than five decades.

A Pakistani rescue worker carries an elderly woman from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.
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A Pakistani rescue worker carries an elderly woman from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.

Hundreds of homes and entire villages have been washed away, officials say.

An aerial view showing buildings partially submerged in Srinagar.
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An aerial view showing buildings partially submerged in Srinagar.

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Residents wait on the top floor of their deluged house following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad.
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Residents wait on the top floor of their deluged house following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad.

In Pakistan, the severe storms have killed 160 people. Thousands of homes have collapsed, and one official told the AP the situation had escalated to a "national emergency."

Indian army soldiers evacuate flood-affected people in Jammu, India.
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Indian army soldiers evacuate flood-affected people in Jammu, India.

"I'm in my 80s and I've never seen floods like this," said Ghulam Nabi, who shouted to a reporter from the third story of his house in an upscale city in India.

"If this is how it is in my neighborhood, I cannot imagine the devastation in other areas."

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A migrant Indian worker sits with her children, wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar.
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A migrant Indian worker sits with her children, wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar.

More than 4,000 homes have collapsed in Pakistan, leaving countless people homeless.

Officials told the Associated Press that they evacuated 60,000 people.

Villagers evacuate their homes along the Chenab River, in Jhang, Pakistan.
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Villagers evacuate their homes along the Chenab River, in Jhang, Pakistan.

Youths wade through floodwater following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad.
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Youths wade through floodwater following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad.

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Rescue workers are using helicopters and boats to try and save the tens of thousands of people still abandoned in their homes.

Pakistani rescue workers evacuate villagers from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.
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Pakistani rescue workers evacuate villagers from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.

Indian tourists comfort their crying children inside an Indian air force helicopter after being rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Srinagar.
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Indian tourists comfort their crying children inside an Indian air force helicopter after being rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Srinagar.

But some of the rescue efforts have been thwarted by dangerous flood waters.

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A temple is partially submerged in floodwaters in Jammu, India.
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A temple is partially submerged in floodwaters in Jammu, India.

On Sunday Sept, 7, the rain finally stopped.

A Pakistani family wades through floodwaters to safety following rain in Sodran village.
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A Pakistani family wades through floodwaters to safety following rain in Sodran village.

But officials said that the water, which had overflowed from the Jhelum River, was still moving too quickly to safely get to those stranded nearby.

By Sunday evening, several boats were sent to begin rescue efforts, said Omar Abdullah, a top elected official from Jammu and Kashmir.

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A Pakistani rescue worker carries children from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.
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A Pakistani rescue worker carries children from an area flooded by rain in Sodran village.

"The situation is extremely grim," civilian official Rohit Kansal told the AP. "We are not able to reach many people because the water is moving so fast."

An Indian family warms themselves near a bonfire outside a temporary shelter setup on a roadside after their tents were washed away by floods in Srinagar.
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An Indian family warms themselves near a bonfire outside a temporary shelter setup on a roadside after their tents were washed away by floods in Srinagar.

Earlier this month, dozens died after a bus was pushed into a gorge by flood waters.

According to a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, 95 relief camps had been set up to help those displaced by monsoons and landslides.

The area is no stranger to flooding: Every year both Pakistan and India suffer massive flooding during monsoon season, which typically lasts from June through September.

In 2010, 1,700 people in Pakistan died during flash floods.

Kashmiri men move with their cattle towards safer area in Srinagar.
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Kashmiri men move with their cattle towards safer area in Srinagar.

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