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Pakistanis brace for more destructive flooding


21 Aug 2010 15:06:47 GMT

Source: Reuters

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By Robert Birsel
SHAHDADKOT, Pakistan,
Aug 21 (Reuters) –

Residents of a southern Pakistani town fled rising flood waters on Saturday in a new frontline of a disaster that has raised questions about the stability of the U.S.-backed government.

Authorities struggled to shore up an embankment holding back a growing tide on the edge of Shahdadkot, in Sindh province, which aid groups say is still highly vulnerable to floods that have raged through Pakistan for three weeks/

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