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Pakistan floods: Thousands ordered to evacuate

Thousands of people who live in areas under threat of flooding in Pakistan have been told to evacuate.

Aid agencies say floods have led to one of the country’s worst disasters as the heaviest monsoon rains in decades continue.

Nearly 1,000 people have died since June, while thousands have been displaced and millions more affected.

The government has been forced to declare a state of emergency in some parts of the country.

Southern Pakistan has been hardest hit by the rains – particularly Sindh province, which has received nearly eight times its average August rainfall.

But many rivers also burst their banks in the north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye