Pakistan says floodwaters will take months to recede

Floods in Pakistan have affected tens of millions and left one-third of the country's land submerged, and officials said the recovery ahead will be challenging.

Local authorities in the hardest-hit southern province of Sindh have said it may take 3 to 6 months for floodwaters to recede. They said water will gradually flow from low, flat areas into the sea, which will take time.

Record monsoon rains have left over 1,300 dead as floods destroyed homes and farmland, affecting 33 million people.

People are suffering from diarrhea and other health problems, as sanitary conditions in the stricken areas continue to deteriorate.