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Pakinstan dam collapse leaves 400 missing

More than 400 people are still missing in a remote area of

south-western Pakistan after heavy rains caused a large dam to burst,

sweeping villagers into the Arabian Sea, a provincial official said


At least 20 people are confirmed dead after the 485-foot-long

Shakidor Dam burst last night near Pasni, a remote village in

Baluchistan province. Between 400 and 500 people are still

unaccounted for, said provincial Cabinet minister Sher Jan Baluch


More than 1,200 villagers have already been rescued by troops,

helicopters and boats sent to the area, said Mudasser Butt, an army

spokesman in Quetta.

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