More than 200,000 Still Stranded in Deadly Kashmir Floods

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Following days of heavy flooding and dangerous mudslides have now claimed more than 450 lives in Pakistan and India, more than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir, despite receding water, officials said, commenting on the Himalayan region’s worst flooding in a century.

“Rescue teams are now able to go inside houses and get out those still trapped inside and account for the dead bodies,” Shantmanu, the divisional commissioner of Jammu region, who uses one name, told AFP.

Government officials say at least 200 people died and 130,000 people have been rescued in Kashmir.

Each affected family whose home was destroyed will receive an initial 75,000 rupees ($1,200) and six months of food rations, the government said.

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