Natural Disasters

Death Toll in Indian Monsoon More than 500

Result of flooding and landslides

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JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — A top official in a northern Indian state hit by heavy monsoon rains says more than 500 people died in the flooding and landslides.

Uttrakhand's Chief Minister Vijay Bahguna says 556 bodies have been noticed buried deep in slush and the army was trying to recover them. He spoke to CNN-IBN television channel on Friday.