The torrential rains that have inundated the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern Pakistan for the last six days have now stopped, but the destruction is not over yet: More than 320 people are dead, and thousands more are trapped in their homes, the Associated Press reports.

Senior Indian army official D.S. Hooda told the AP that the Kashmir valley — a long-disputed region claimed by both India and Pakistan — is still facing critical danger. “Our focus remains to rescue people who are stranded in their houses, and provide them some basic necessities,” he said.

The Indian and Pakistani governments seem to be dividing relief efforts based on which country occupies certain areas in Kashmir, though both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have said they are willing to provide humanitarian assistance in areas controlled by the other if needed. [Read more]

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