A Pakistani villager, who lost her home weeps after being rescued in Pindi Bhatian, 105 kilometers northeast of Lahore.

The death toll from a week of flooding in Pakistan climbed to 250 on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate nearly 1 million people from the southern province of Sindh, officials said.

At least 24 people died when the roof of a mosque collapsed on worshippers overnight in the eastern city of Lahore, rescue official Rizwan Naseer said.

Mudslides and flooding killed around 250 in the central province of Punjab and parts of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the National Disaster Management Authority said.

Authorities on Wednesday used explosives to divert River Chenab away from entering the southern city of Jhang, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Thousands of troops and rescue workers were evacuating nearly 1 million people in Sindh province as floods headed towards the region, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said.

Military helicopters and rescue boats were taking part in the evacuation operation, a military spokesman said.

Television footage showed people standing on overloaded boats taking them to safety, leaving their houses and cattle behind in flooded villages.

At least two eastern rivers were still in high flood, disaster agency spokesman Ahmed Kamal said.

The Chenab and Jhelum rivers have breached their banks and inundated more than 350,000 acres of cropland in Punjab, he said.

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