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Heavy rains hit life in north India, wreak havoc in Uttarakhand

Jun 18, 2013 ,

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A building starts to collapse into rising water of river Ganga in northern India's pilgrimage town of Uttarkashi
 in this still image taken from video June 16, 2013, after 36 hours of rain. REUTERS/ANI via Reuters TV 

Heavy, continuous rains hit life in several north India states and wrought havoc in Uttarakhand where the death toll has reached 29 while thousands were stranded after landslides, officials said Monday. With more rains expected, the situation is likely to worsen in the hill state while flood warnings have been issued in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Ten deaths, including five members of a family, were reported from Himachal Pradesh while 1,500 tourists, mainly from West Bengal, remained stranded in remote Kinnaur district after incessant rainfall triggered landslides.

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