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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 of pilgrims stranded after India monsoon

Tens of thousands, mostly pilgrims, have been left stranded in the Indian state of Uttarakhan, after a monsoon caused heavy flooding and landslides, the Associated Press reports.

More than 500 people are known have died and a search and recovery operation is ongoing.

Hundreds of people wait to cross a bridge across flood waters one by one. Credit: APTN
A man crosses the bridge to safety. Credit: APTN

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