Pakistan floods: Rescuers aim to reach stranded victims

Pakistani rescue teams try to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by floods which are now estimated to have affected three million people. Photo: BBC

While water is receding in some areas, many communities remain cut off by the region’s worst flooding for 80 years.The UN said 3m people had been affected and more than 1,400 had been killed. The government said some 27,000 people remained trapped and awaiting help.