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Floods, landslides in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh kills 72


At least 72 people have died in floods and landslides in north of India. More than 50 people died in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh alone over the last 24 hours.

According to NDTV News, about 22 people have became landslide victims in the state of Haryana. Between 50 and 100 people are still reported to be missing.

At least 50 people have gone missing after a cloudburst in Rambada, Uttarakhand, officials said.

Following a state disaster management authority, landslide alerts have been issued for all districts in the Konkan region. Several people were evacuated following a landslide in Ratnagiri, a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri district in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India.

Around 180 tourists were stranded for about three hours near Hillgrove station, following a landslide on the railway track. Tourists were travelling by the famous Nilgiri Mountain Rail service.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 17, 2013