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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.

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The aftermath of monsoon rains in northern India

Heavy monsoon rains in northern India have claimed the lives of than 500 people in the state of Uttrakhand.

Tens of thousands of people are believed to be stranded after flooding that has swollen the Ganges - the country's longest river - and landslides.

Children displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna wait to receive aid in New Delhi. Credit: Reuters
A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded waters of river Ganges Credit: Reuters

The army is involved in the operation to rescue people and also recover bodies that have been buried in slush.

Soldiers rescue stranded people after heavy rains in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand Credit: Reuters

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