Indian floods sweep away villages near holy site, leaving at least 575 dead

Guardian: Flash floods and landslides unleashed by early monsoon rains have killed at least 575 people in northern India, with tens of thousands of people still missing and entire villages destroyed. More heavy rain is forecast. Rescue efforts involving 12,000 soldiers are continuing, and more than 50 air force helicopters have been dropping food, water and medical supplies to people trapped by the water in the foothills of the Himalayas. Others are airlifting survivors where they can be reached. Tourists......

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