Entire villages washed away: At least 23 dead and 50 missing in India as days of torrential rains wreak havoc and leave 10,000 pilgrims stranded on a mountainside
- Floods in northern India have washed away whole buildings, roads and vehicles
- More than 10,000 pilgrims were left stranded on a mountain pass as many roads become impassible
At least 23 people have died and 50 more remain missing after torrential downpours in northern India swept away roads, buildings and vehicles.
One building collapse today killed at least three people who were washed away when an entire apartment block toppled into a river, a government spokesman said.
Most of the destruction is concentrated in the state of Uttarakhand, where the Ganges river and its tributaries are flowing at dangerously high levels.
- The River Ganges and tributaries are flowing above danger level in several areas of Uttarakhand state