Uttarakhand Floods: 20+ Dead as Heavy Rains Hit Northern India

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Rescue missions continued in northern India after at least 22 people died in floods triggered by heavy rain in the state of Uttarakhand, officials said.

The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy rain would continue to fall in the state for the next two days.

Jyoti Negi, who heads the state’s Disaster Management Cell, said 18 deaths were reported in the Himalayan resort town of Nainital, two in Almorah and one each in of the Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar districts.

At least eight people were missing and several others were trapped under debris, officials said.

The army deployed helicopters to help with rescue efforts.

Several days of heavy rain have flooded roads and destroyed bridges in the state.

Nainital remained cut off from the rest of the state as roads leading to it were either blocked by landslides or washed away.

Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains have already killed at least 28 people in the southern state of Kerala.

Landslides and floods are common in India’s Himalayan north.

Scientists say they are becoming more frequent as global warming contributes to the melting of glaciers there.

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