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Scores dead in Indian floods


Dozens of people have been killed by flash floods in Indian Kashmir.

Officials say at least 59 people have died in the flooding that has destroyed scores of homes and downed power lines.

Some 200 people have also been injured.

The city of Leh was worst hit. It is the main town in the remote and mountainous Ladakh region, close to the border with Pakistan.
The army has been called in to help find survivors.

But authorities have warned the death toll could rise significantly as many people are still unaccounted for.
Heavy rains are common in Kashmir at this time of year.

The monsoon season generally lasts from June to September.

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