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Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

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Men try to shift a log from a roof in Kale township, Sagaing, Burma. Four areas of the country have been declared disaster zones. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPHeavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides.

Heavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides.

More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million fled their homes as land from Pakistan to Burma was deluged.

Read the full article here.

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