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India floods death toll 'could rise to 1,000'

The death toll in flash floods and landslides in northern India could climb to 1,000, officials have warned.

More than 600 people are confirmed dead with more than 40,000 still said to be stranded in the mountains of Uttarakhand state.

Survivors are being airlifted from the worst-hit areas and special trains are also carrying people to safety.

Search and rescue efforts have been stepped up as more downpours are expected.

Dehradun is also the base for the relief effort, from where rescue workers, medicines and food are being flown to the affected areas.

One woman who was rescued by army helicopter said she had walked at least 25km (15 miles) trying to escape the floods.

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Location: India
Location: India
Tags: India, death, floods, toll, 1000
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