Floodwaters in south Pakistan 'begin to recede'


Emergency officials in Pakistan say water levels in flood-stricken southern Pakistan are beginning to recede.

The floods, triggered by torrential monsoon rains in the north-west, have moved south through the country, submerging towns and farmland. More than 1,600 people have died and about six million are homeless after Pakistan's worst flooding. In total, about 17 million of Pakistan's 166 million people have been affected by the disaster.