People face carnage in submerged towns
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Debris and destruction one month after Pakistan floods

Emergency officials in Pakistan say water levels in flood-stricken southern Pakistan are beginning to recede.

They warned, however, that water levels on the southern reaches of the Indus River were still "exceptionally high".

The floods, triggered by torrential monsoon rains in the north-west, have moved south through the country, submerging towns and farmland.

More than 1,600 people have died and about six million are homeless after Pakistan's worst flooding.

In total, about 17 million of Pakistan's 166 million people have been affected by the disaster.

BBC correspondent Chris Morris reports.

  • 30 Aug 2010