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Post-flood relief operation hits snags amid aid dearth

Post-flood relief operation hits snags amid aid dearth Trail of destruction escalates as deluge moves southward Saleem Shaikh Saleema Bibi died at the age of just 29 when the roof of her house in Talwandi village in northeast Pakistan’s Sialkot district collapsed under heavy monsoon rains. Her husband and three children were badly injured. “The roof of our house, where we all were sitting on a cot-bed, caved in after failing to withstand torrential rain that lasted for five hours,” sobbed Bibi’s husband, Muzzamil Raza, describing the tragedy that hit his family on Aug. 14. As the monsoon brings seasonal downpours and floods across Pakistan, Sialkot - 192 km (122 miles) from Islamabad – is the worst-hit district in Pun...

September 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm | News Desk

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