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Bristol community helps flood relief work in Pakistan

People donating cash to the appeal on Tuesday
Image caption At one time on Tuesday people were queuing to make donations

A community group in Bristol has managed to raise more than £20,000 to help victims of the Pakistan floods.

Members of the Pakistan Association in Bristol organised collections in mosques around the city and held a fundraising dinner.

Spokesman Abdul Haq said people had been making donations all day.

At least 1,600 people are known to have died so far in Pakistan in the worst floods to have hit the area in 80 years.

Mr Haq added: "This morning we started off with £5 (in our bucket) then in the next half hour we got another £2,000, some in cheques and the rest in cash.

"People just kept walking in."

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