Train porters left with no work in flooded Pakistan

STORY: "These trains have remain suspended for the last 17 days. My family is facing starvation," said a porter, Allah Bux, from a major railway station in Hyderabad, located in hard-hit Sindh province.

Pakistan Railways have said the resumption of passenger train operations would depend on the receding of water over and along the rail tracks.

Floods from record monsoon rains and glacial melt in the mountainous north have affected 33 million people and killed almost 1,400, washing away homes, roads, railways, livestock and crops, in damage estimated at $30 billion.