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Pakistan's plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools

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Effort to cut child deaths includes new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and putting climate risks into the curriculum

By Saleem Shaikh

SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock.

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