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QUETTA, Pakistan -- At least 20 people were killed in
southwestern Pakistan when heavy rains damaged a dam, inundating
three villages, a government official said.
The Shadikor Dam, located near the remote coastal town of Pasni,
washed about a dozen truck drivers and other bystanders into the
Arabian Sea when it burst on recently.
Sher Jan Baluch, a provincial official, said at least 20 bodies
had been recovered. He said the death toll could rise, with many
people still missing.
Pakistan was hit by more than a week of rain and snow, which in
some parts of the country were the heaviest in seven years, said
Qamar-uz Zaman Chaudhry, the head of the nation's meteorological
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