Death toll in India, Pakistan floods reaches 400

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Death toll in India, Pakistan floods reaches 400
A flood affected Indian family stays outside their damaged house on the banks of the River Tawi on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian army soldiers build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the existing bridge was damaged in the floods on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian army soldiers build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the existing bridge was damaged in the floods on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian army soldiers build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the existing bridge was damaged in the floods on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian man inspects the debris of his house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the River Tawi on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian army soldiers build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the existing bridge was damaged in the floods on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian army soldiers build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the existing bridge was damaged in the floods on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014. The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, has killed hundreds, put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Pakistani villagers wade through water to find safe shelters in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani soldiers and volunteers rescue villagers in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani villagers leave a helicopter after being rescued by army troops in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani villagers take refuge on a roadside in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A Pakistani villager cooks on a roadside in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani villagers who have been effected by the flood arrive to find safe shelters in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani volunteers rescue villagers in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani villagers try to find shelter in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani villagers take refuge on a roadside in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani army troops help rescue villagers off a helicopter in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani army soldiers and volunteers help rescue villagers in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A Pakistani villager who lost her home weeps after being rescued in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Indian laborers carry relief material for flood-affected victims in Poonch, around 276 kilometers (166 miles) from Jammu, India, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Army and air force troops on Monday battled to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused more than 300 deaths. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Pakistani villagers wait in a tree to be rescued following heavy monsoon rains in Rasoolpur village in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A Pakistani army soldier and volunteers use a boat in floodwater to rescue people after heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Residents wait on the top floor of their deluged house following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani rescue workers evacuate a goat from a flooded area following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Youths wade through floodwater following heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Residents stand on a railway track covered in floodwater after heavy monsoon rains in Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A rescue worker approaches Pakistani villagers waiting in a tree to be rescued from a flooded area following heavy monsoon rains in Rasoolpur village, Wazirabad, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The rains have triggered landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people in large swathes of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A temple is partially submerged in floodwaters in Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A flood-affected Kashmiri woman cries as she is evacuated to a safer area in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Indian army soldiers evacuate flood-affected people in Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)
Kashmiris carry their belongings and move to safer areas in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
An Indian family warms themselves near a bonfire outside a temporary shelter setup on a roadside after their tents were washed away by floods in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sep. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri volunteers evacuate a child from a flooded area in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A rainbow forms behind Kashmiris looking at river swelling because of incessant rainfall in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A migrant Indian worker sits with her children, wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A man looks at the damaged bridge over the swelling Tawi River in Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Migrant workers shield themselves from the rain under a plastic sheet, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiris drink tea inside a bus where they have taken shelter after their homes were inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, center, gestures to Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state Omar Abdullah, second left, upon arrival to inspect flood-affected areas of the state in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, center, walks under an umbrella held by Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state Omar Abdullah after he arrived to inspect flood-affected areas of the state in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Migrant workers cover themselves with plastic sheets to shield from the rain, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri people search a destroyed mud house after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain at Puna Bashan village, in district Haveli, some 150 kms from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD QAYYUM (Photo credit should read SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani Kashmiri people salvage belongings from the debris of their destroyed mud houses after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain at Puna Bashan village, in district Haveli, some 150 kms from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD QAYYUM (Photo credit should read SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri people search a destroyed mud house after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain at Puna Bashan village, in district Haveli, some 150 kms from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD QAYYUM (Photo credit should read SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani Kashmiri people salvage belongings from the debris of their destroyed mud houses after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain at Puna Bashan village, in district Haveli, some 150 kms from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD QAYYUM (Photo credit should read SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani Kashmiri people salvage belongings from the debris of their destroyed mud houses after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain at Puna Bashan village, in district Haveli, some 150 kms from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan administrated Kashmir on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD QAYYUM (Photo credit should read SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/Getty Images)
A Kashmiri resident evacuated following flooding holds her children as she arrives outside an Indian Air Force base in Jammu on September 9, 2014. Emergency workers battled September 9 to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort. The army said it was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and an estimated 400,000 people are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of Kashmiri residents stranded by flooding enquire about their families from those evacuated from flood-hit areas as they arrive outside an Indian Air Force base in Jammu on September 9, 2014. Emergency workers battled September 9 to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort. The army said it was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and an estimated 400,000 people are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri men make their way on a makeshift raft through flooded streets in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
A stranded Kashmiri man is rescued by an Indian air-force helicopter from a submerged house during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Vechiles are submerged in floodwaters during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people look at houses submerged in floodwaters during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian air-force helicopter rescues a stranded man from his submerged house during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men tie ropes for rescue over a flooded street during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men sit alongside a flooded street during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man struggles as he tries to cross floodwaters with the help of a rope during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men wait for assistance on the roof of their submerged home during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man makes his way along a rope across floodwaters in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men assist a stranded man with ropes during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men sit on a partially submerged and damaged house during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people wait for assistance on the roof of their house during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people make their way along a flooded street in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people make their way along a flooded street in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people travel on a tractor along a flooded street in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri people are rescued with an excavator during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri family is transported by boat through the floodwaters of Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri family looks out of the window of their partially submerged home in the floodwaters of Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents affected by flooding receive relief supplies at a camp in Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents affected by flooding gather on a street in Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents affected by flooding receive relief supplies at a camp in Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents affected by flooding gather on a street in Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Houses are partially submerged in floodwaters in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers use a boat to rescue flood-affected residents from a village at Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents wade through floodwaters at Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore in Punjab province on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers use a boat to rescue residents affected by flooding from a village in Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents affected by flooding gather on higher ground with their belongings at Pindi Bhatian, some 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore on September 9, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods in India and Pakistan rose to 400 on September 9 with hundreds of thousands more stranded, some 'neck-deep' in water, authorities said. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Air Force helicopter rescues a Kashmiri resident from a house submerged by floodwater during rescue and relief efforts in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Air Force helicopter rescues a Kashmiri resident from a house submerged by floodwater during rescue and relief efforts in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Air Force helicopter rescues a Kashmiri resident from a house submerged by floodwater during rescue and relief efforts in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian air-force helicopter flies over houses submerged by floodwater during rescue and relief operations in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man looks at half-submerged houses in flood-waters in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Kashmiri men gather along a flooded street in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. The army was airlifting boats to the worst-hit areas of Indian Kashmir, where whole villages have been submerged and hundreds of thousands are stranded in the region's worst flooding for half a century. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Kashmiri man is assisted across flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Army personnel construct a temporary bridge over the rive Tawi after the road-bridge was damaged by flooding in Phallian Mandaal on September 9, 2014. Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts September 8 to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the full scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and in Pakistan's Punjab province was still to emerge but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages under water, with only tin roofs visible. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani health worker gives drops to a flood-affected child at a medical camp in the town of Jalalpur Bhattian in the Hafizabad district in Punjab province on September 8, 2014. Desperate residents were huddled on rooftops September 8 as they tried to escape flood waters which have already claimed more than 350 lives in India and Pakistan and left tens of thousands homeless. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers use a boat to rescue flood-affected residents from a village at Chak Chatha in the Hafizabad district in Punjab province on September 8, 2014. Desperate residents were huddled on rooftops September 8 as they tried to escape flood waters which have already claimed more than 350 lives in India and Pakistan and left tens of thousands homeless. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani volunteers from the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) which is closely linked to Islamic hardline organisation Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) use a boat to rescue flood-affected residents from a village at Chak Chatha in the Hafizabad district in Punjab province on September 8, 2014. Desperate residents were huddled on rooftops September 8 as they tried to escape flood waters which have already claimed more than 350 lives in India and Pakistan and left tens of thousands homeless. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers use an inflatable boat to rescue flood-affected residents from a village at Jalalpur Bhattian in the Hafizabad district in Punjab province on September 8, 2014. Desperate residents were huddled on rooftops September 8 as they tried to escape flood waters which have already claimed more than 350 lives in India and Pakistan and left tens of thousands homeless. With phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster in the cross-border Kashmir region and Pakistan's Punjab province is still unclear but video footage shot from army helicopters showed entire villages completely under water. AFP PHOTO/ ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani child looks on as his family cleans their home following flooding in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani family stands next to their destroyed house following flooding in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani family stands inside their destroyed house following flooding in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents cross a damaged bridge follwoing flooding in Islamabad on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents cross a damaged bridge following flooding in Islamabad on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani residents cross a damaged bridge follwoing flooding in Islamabad on September 6, 2014. More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said September 6. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
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By K.M. CHAUDHRY

JHANG, Pakistan (AP) - The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday as armies in both countries scrambled to help the victims and authorities in Islamabad warned of more flooding in the days ahead.

The flash floods, which began on Sept. 3, have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states.

Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats and helicopters to drop food supplies for stranded families and evacuate victims.

The floods have also triggered landslides in both sections of the divided Kashmir region, split between the two arch-rivals, and caused much devastation in northern and eastern Pakistan.

The rains washed away houses, bridges, communication equipment and crops. Pakistani and Indian troops have evacuated more than 40,000 people to safer places, according to the statements from Indian and Pakistani armies.

On Tuesday, thousands awaited rescue teams and searched for missing loved ones.

On a road near the village of Jamia Abad in the eastern Pakistani district of Jhang, 41-year-old Naseem Akhtar said she had gone from one government office to another, trying to get someone to help her husband and other family members who had stayed back in their village, now submerged.

Last time she talked to him over the cell phone was on Monday night, when he told her that they were sitting on the roof waiting to be rescued, she said.

"I went to the police, I tried to find a private boat, but nothing, there is no help," she said, adding she had been on the road for two days after taking her three children to a safer place.

So far, 205 have died in Pakistan while 200 perished in India, while nearly 700 people have been injured, officials said.

According to Ahmad Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, the floods were now moving toward Pakistan's south. Evacuations were already under way in several southern districts which could soon be inundated, said Kamal.

The Kashmir region in the northern Himalayas is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both. Two of the three wars the countries have fought since their independence from Britain in 1947 have been over control of Kashmir.

The Indian army late Monday airlifted communication equipment to restore telephone and mobile phone links that were snapped after large areas of Kashmir were submerged under flood water. Army engineers were working Tuesday to restore communication links, the Indian army said in a statement.

The relief packages the armies were dropping in the affected areas include blankets, food supplies, medicine and drinking water to thousands of people who had been moved to safer places.

Although the rains have stopped, the flood waters are likely to submerge hundreds of more villages. Pakistani authorities were bracing for worsening conditions as water levels in the Chenab and Indus rivers were rising, said Kamal, the disaster management officer.

Pakistan's minister for water and power, Khwaja Mohammad Asif, told parliament that an additional 700,000 people have been told to leave their areas, which could be severely affected in the next three-four days.

Meanwhile, environmental experts in India said extensive deforestation of Kashmir's mountains has aggravated the damage due to the floods.

With the Himalayan hills in Kashmir stripped off their green cover, fast flowing streams were causing soil erosion and flash floods, said Krishnaswamy Srinivas of the Vasudha Foundation, a New Delhi-based environmental advocacy group.

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Associated Press writers Asif Shahzad in Islamabad and Nirmala George in New Delhi contributed to this report.

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