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Bhutto orders relief for flood victims

Islamabad - Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have inundated vast areas in three Pakistani provinces, killing hundreds of people and destroying crops and houses. Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto ordered immediate relief for the victims in districts of the provinces of Sindh, Baluchistan and Punjab.

At least 100 people died in Johi village in Sindh's western district of Dadu. At least 28 people died in Baluchistan, where they said the floods had cut off road and train links with several areas and suspended traffic on the main highway to Karachi.