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At least 60 dead in India landslide

Heavy monsoon rains ravage northern India.

LANDSLIDES HAVE KILLED at least 60 people in northern India.

Heavy monsoon rain has led to flooding and landslides in three villages in Almorah district in Uttrakhand state, said state government spokesman Prashant Kumar Tamta.

Some people were killed or injured when falling boulders crushed homes; some were swept away by floodwaters.

More homes are threatened in the region as torrential rains continue to pour.

India’s annual monsoon season runs from June to October, bringing the rain vital to agriculture in the country – however, flooding take a heavy human toll in South Asia every year.

This year’s rains are excessive, even for monsoon season, but last year the country experienced drought.

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