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Scunthorpe community supports Pakistani flood effort

Scunthorpe resident Abid Khan
Image caption Resident Abid Khan has lost family in the disaster

Members of the Pakistani community in North Lincolnshire are pulling together to help victims of the the Asian country's devastating floods.

People in Scunthorpe have been providing donations which will go towards the relief effort.

Resident Abid Khan said he had lost family in the disaster.

The floods have affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead, the United Nations said.

Mr Khan said: "I've got friends and family there and some family members were travelling from Kashmir to Pakistan and on the way they hit a mudslide and their minibus ended up in a river.

"Unfortunately three members of the family died and five of them are injured and currently recovering in hospital."

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