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DAYS OF NOAH: India fears 5,500 may have died in floods

As in the days of Noah . . . floods still KILL!

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DEHRADUN, India
(AFP) –  Authorities have raised to 5,500 the estimated number of people who perished in devastating floods that swept the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand last month. At least 1,000 residents, Hindu pilgrims and tourists have been confirmed killed by the surging waters caused by heavier than normal monsoon rains that washed away homes, hotels, highways and cars. “The total number of people still missing is 4,500,” Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna told a news conference in mountainous Uttarakhand state capital Dehradun on Monday. Late last month authorities estimated the number of people missing in the Himalayan state to be 3,000. More

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