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India floods wrecked crops, blocked roads and sweep away bridges; 46 dead

By Saima Siddiqui 
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India floods wrecked crops, blocked roads and sweep away bridges; 46 dead

New Delhi: The incessant rain in parts of country has unleashed flash floods, wrecked crops, blocked roads and washed away bridges in northern India, killing at least 46 people, as per the official on Wednesday. The rescue efforts have been mounted for those affected by the calamity.

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The aerial images shows glimpse of engorged rivers and partially submerged villages in affected areas in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, which is especially prone to flooding, although other areas have also suffered in this week’s downpours.

“There is huge loss due to the floods … the crops have been destroyed,” Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami told media after surveying the damage late on Tuesday.

“The locals are facing a lot of problems, the roads are waterlogged, bridges have been washed away.”

The death toll could rise further, state disaster management official S A Murugesan told media.

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Footage from national disaster management officials showed people being led to safety after being trapped in landslides.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was anguished at the loss of life, he tweeted.

In February, more than 200 were feared killed in Uttarakhand after flash floods swept away a hydroelectric dam. read more

Other regions battered in the aftermath of rains include the southern state of Kerala, where more than 20 people died following landslides, authorities said on Monday.

In neighbouring Nepal, at least 43 people died and 30 were missing after three days of heavy rain, police said on Wednesday.

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India’s annual monsoon rains usually run from June to September.

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