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Pakistan says 20m hit by floods

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani says 20 million people have been affected by the country's floods, a much higher estimate than the UN's 14 million.

He was addressing the nation during much muted celebrations of Pakistan's independence from the UK 63 years ago.

Health workers have been stepping up their battle against waterborne diseases in the flood-hit country.

  • 14 Aug 2010