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Pakistani Volunteers Search Villages to Rescue Flood Victims

Children displaced by flooding from monsoon rains eat food at a temporary tent housing camp  for flood victims and organized by the China government, in Sukkur, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Children displaced by flooding from monsoon rains eat food at a temporary tent housing camp for flood victims and organized by the China government, in Sukkur, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Mehar, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani volunteers spread out in boats Wednesday across the inundated Sindh province to try and rescue those stranded in submerged towns and villages as the country struggles with record-breaking floods.

The unprecedented deluge, which began in mid-June, has triggered landslides and collapsed houses, killing 1,355 people and leaving over 600,000 homeless. At one point, an estimated third of Pakistan was submerged for weeks in floodwaters.