Indian floods leave tens of thousands stranded in Uttarakhand state

Guardian: Tens of thousands of people, including pilgrims, tourists and local villagers, remained stranded on Thursday and an unknown number have been killed after torrential rains in the eastern Himalayas breached a glacier, flooded mountain rivers and triggered scores of landslides. The horrific natural disaster, described by some as a "Himalayan tsunami", was triggered by excessively heavy rainfall of more than 220mm (8.6in) on Sunday in a region home to the headwaters of the river Ganges. As army helicopters......

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