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Death toll in Pakistan floods rises to 1,136 people as nearly 500,000 people crowd into camps [Video]

Nearly half a million desperate people have sought shelter in camps after torrential floods destroyed their homes in Pakistan.

The country’s climate minister warned that Pakistan is on the ‘front line’ of the world’s climate crisis after unprecedented monsoon rains wracked the country since mid-June, killing more than 1,136 people.

The rains stopped more than two days ago and floods in some areas were receding.

But Pakistanis in many parts of the country were still wading through waters that filled their homes or covered their town’s streets as they struggled with how to deal with the damage to homes and businesses.

A monumental relief effort is being undertaken to tackle distress calls, with millions of acres of farmland also at risk.

The Indus River is on the verge of breaking its banks which could overwhelm a third of the country with flooding – an area roughly the size of Britain.

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