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Deaths From Flooding in Monsoon Drenched Pakistan Near 1,000

A villager uses cots to save usable items after salvaging from his flood-hit home, in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, Aug. 27.

A villager uses cots to save usable items after salvaging from his flood-hit home, in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, Aug. 27.

Photographer: Zahid Hussain/AP Photo

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Islamabad (AP) -- Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across much of Pakistan have killed nearly 1,000 people and injured and displaced thousands more since mid-June, officials said Saturday.

The new death toll came a day after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked for international help in battling deadly flood damage in the impoverished Islamic nation.