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Pakistan Flood Death Toll Passes 1,000 in ‘Climate Catastrophe’

  • Floods comes on the heels of extreme heat across subcontinent
  • Pakistan seeks help as floods have destroyed livelihoods
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Over 1,000 Dead in Pakistan’s Deadly Monsoon
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Flooding in Pakistan from the highest rainfall in more than three decades has killed at least 1,000 people since June and caused more than $10 billion worth of damage. 

The extreme weather event, which follows some of the highest recorded temperatures across South Asia, is a “climate catastrophe,” Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s federal Minister for Climate Change, said in a news interview posted on her Twitter feed.