Racing the Monsoon, India Rescues Thousands but 550 Die

Environment News Service: "On a war footing" India has mobilized military and civilian emergency personnel to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded outdoors in mountainous forests due to unseasonably early monsoon rains, flash floods and landslides. More than 550 people have died as four times the usual amount of rainfall swept across 40,000 square kilometers (15,440 square miles) of northern India this week. A rescued survivor is carried to safety in northern India, June 21, 2013 (Photo by National Disaster Response......

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