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Disease looms as up to 450 die in Pakistan floods and snow

Author/Source : AFP
Publish Date :Mon, 14 Feb 2005

QUETTA, Pakistan - Disease threatened flood survivors in Pakistan's southwest as officials said the death toll from freak rains and snow across the country was as high as 450. Troops and authorities were trying for a fourth day to get medicine, shelter, food and drinking water to desperate people in Baluchistan province, where some 250 alone have died -- including 80 killed by a burst dam. Another 150 to 200 people were now known to have perished in avalanches and heavy snow at the other end of the country in northern Pakistan, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told reporters in Islamabad on Monday.