Flash flooding sweeps away Pakistan bridge

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A key bridge serving a remote corner of northern Pakistan has collapsed after a heatwave caused a glacial lake to burst and unleash flash flooding, the country’s climate minister said. Pakistan is highly vulnerable to climate change, ranking eighth in a table of countries most affected by extreme weather, according to a study by environmental group Germanwatch. Recent record temps in Pakistan reaching 117° Fahrenheit are making glaciers melt so fast it’s causing massive floods. One glacial flood, captured below, was so bad it wiped out the Hassanabad Bridge connecting Pakistan and China. pic.t…

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