17 August, 2010

In pictures: Pakistan's worst flood

Few heart-breaking pictures of Pakistan's worst flood disaster.

Pakistani children sit on a bed to eat their food Saturday in a flood-hit area of Qasim Bella, on the outskirts of Multan, Pakistan.

A child weeps in a relief camp.

A Pakistani mother carries her children through flood water in Muzaffargarh flooded in Pakistan.

A Pakistani volunteer uses a small boat to evacuate locals in a flood-hit area of Nowshera.

Pakistan army soldiers pass a baby across a channel in the flood water as they help people flee from their flooded village following heavy monsoon rains in Taunsa, Pakistan.

A family takes refuge on top of a mosque while awaiting rescue from flood waters in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Gar district of Pakistan's Punjab province.

Affected families being rescued by army soldiers.

People waded through water while fleeing floods in Risalpur, Nowshera District, Pakistan.

Large parts of Pakistan's north-west remain swamped after flooding caused by the worst monsoon rains in the country's history.

Residents scramble to recover water bottles dropped from a Pakistan Air Force helicopter in Nowshera.

A Pakistan army helicopter evacuates stranded villagers in Nowshera, Pakistan.

Pakistani villagers pull their belongings through deep flood water.

People on the move from their hometowns as hundreds of villages and towns are under several feet of water.

Pakistani army troops evacuate stranded villagers from a flood-hit by rescuing people in trucks.

Evacuees wade through a flooded area following heavy monsoon rains in Peshawar.

A man tries to cross a makeshift bridge to escape his flooded home in Nowshera.