Slide Show: Pakistan Floodwaters Spread as Death Toll Grows

BY Talea Miller  August 4, 2010 at 1:11 PM EST

Floodwaters spread Wednesday into Pakistan’s populous Punjab province, heightening a humanitarian crisis that has killed more than 1,500 people and left 3.2 million needing food aid and assistance.

Heavy monsoon rains set off the worst flooding the nation has seen in 80 years last week and more torrential rain was seen Wednesday in the northwest of the country. With more bad weather predicted and the government and aid workers struggling to reach flood victims, fears of more deaths and possible disease outbreaks from waterborne illness are growing.

Click the image below to watch a slide show of images from the devastated countryside.

Also, be sure to watch an on-the-ground report from Kylie Morris of Independent Television News from Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour.