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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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Thousands flee monsoon flooding in India

Thousands of people have been evacuated from towns and villages in northern India after heavy monsoon flooding, which has killed more than 500 people, the Associated Press reports.

A child is carried by soldiers to help him climb down a hill during a rescue operation Credit: Reuters

Many roads and bridges have been washed by the floods and landslides and helicopters have used to transport people to safer areas.

A displaced girl sleeps outside her makeshift tent at a camp after heavy rains in New Delhi. Credit: Reuters
Survivors at Badrinath in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand Credit: Reuters

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