(REUTERS) RUDRAPRAYAG, India — Flash floods and landslides unleashed by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly.
Soldiers helped people evacuate on Saturday in Govindghat, India.
Houses and small apartment blocks on the banks of the Ganges, India’s longest river, have toppled into the rushing, swollen waters and been swept away with cars and trucks.
“It has been a horrifying experience,” said Tulika Srivastava, a visitor from the northern Indian city of Lucknow, who has been stranded since last week with her 80-year-old mother in thepilgrimage town of Rudraprayag.
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