View from the air of the swollen River Ganges in India

India's longest river - the Ganges - has been left swollen by monsoon rains, which have killed at least 500 people.

Tens of thousands of people have also been left stranded in the mountainous region of the northern state of Uttrakhand.

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Hundreds dead in India monsoon

The death toll from monsoon flooding in northern India surpassed 500. The Indian government has launched a multi-million rupee aid package after thousands of houses were swept away in flash floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand.