Official: More than 800 dead in Pakistan floods

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A regional minister says the death toll in floods that have lashed Pakistan has risen above 800.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister for Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province in Pakistan’s northwest, said Saturday that the death reports have come in from districts around the region this past week.

The northwest has been the hardest hit province in the extraordinary flooding caused by the monsoon rains.