Floods Leave Thousands Trapped in Divided Territory of Kashmir

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NEW DELHI — Rescue workers in boats and helicopters worked to save thousands of people trapped in homes and on rooftops Monday after floods and landslides killed more than 320 people in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern Pakistan.

Six days of torrential rains have soaked both sides of the divided territory of Kashmir, which India and Pakistan each claim.

A senior Indian army official said the Kashmir valley is facing critical danger.

“Our focus remains to rescue people who are stranded in their houses, and provide them some basic necessities,” said Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda. Read more…

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