|Pakistan floods affect 12 million|
About 12 million people have now been affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years, disaster officials have said, raising previous estimates by three times.
Nadeem Ahmed, chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, said that the figure only applied to the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and central Punjab provinces, with figures from the southern Sindh province not yet available.
Previous estimates had said that four million Pakistanis have been affected, a reflection of the rapidly growing scale of the disaster.
The new figures come as Pakistan braces for yet more rains in areas already badly hit by torrential monsoon downpours that have caused devastation, washing away villages and destroying swathes of agricultural land.
Sumber: AlJazeera.Net, 7/8/2010