Landslides sweep northern India
New Delhi, India – At least 63 people have been killed from flooding and landslides in northern India since Saturday, officials said yesterday.
Authorities have evacuated about 5 000 people to safety from one of the three worst-hit districts of Uttarakhand state, its disaster-management secretary, Rakesh Kumar, said.
Flooding from heavy rains blocked state highways, cutting off communication links, while Uttarakhand’s major rivers also flowed above their danger levels.
Most of the deaths have been caused by collapsed houses, landslides and drowning cases. Officials fear the toll may rise. (CNN.com)