Pakistan orders 600,000 to flee as floods surge south

Pakistan ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 600,000 people from towns and villages along southern reaches of the Indus River as unprecedented monthlong floods swept toward the sea.

“We are sitting on the roof of our office now, waiting for vehicles to help evacuate us,” Sajad Ali Shah, a local government official, said by telephone from Shahdadkot, a city of 400,000 people in northern Si

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