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Monsoon Survivors Die in Helicopter Rescue

20 bodies recovered in India

(Newser) - The death toll from monsoon flooding in northern India stands above the 1,000 mark, with rescue efforts for Hindu pilgrims left stranded in the disaster hampered by bad weather and the area's difficult mountainous terrain. Yesterday, a rescue effort itself turned deadly, when a rescue helicopter carrying survivors... More »

1K Killed in India Floods

40K still stranded in northern India

(Newser) - Flash flooding in northern India this week has killed at least 1,000 people, with the death toll expected to rise. The floods came as thousands of Hindu pilgrims were visiting shrines in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Around 73,000 pilgrims have been evacuated, according to local officials, but... More »

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