Monsoon flooding kills hundreds across Pakistan and India

Pakistani residents cross a damaged bridge on Saturday after monsoon floods struck the area in Islamabad. Credit: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people have died in Pakistan and India after heavy monsoon rains and floods swept through the region, the Associated Press reports.

The floods are said to be a result of the region's annual monsoon season, with officials stating the current floods are some of the worst they have seen in decades.

Officials believe most people died after the roofs of their homes collapsed. About 4,000 homes across Pakistan reportedly collapsed partially or completely, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Forecasters warn for more rain to come in the upcoming days and authorities have issued a flood warning across the region.

Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, told the AP in an interview that rescue crews are working to evacuate people from flood-affected areas and have set up about 50 relief camps so far.

An estimated 300 federal rescue workers have joined state police and soldiers to try to rescue thousands who have been stranded by the floods across the region.

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