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Floods, Landslides Leave 40 Dead in Northern India

An exile Tibetan Buddhist nun walks in the rain in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
An exile Tibetan Buddhist nun walks in the rain in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
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New Delhi (AP) -- At least 40 people have died and others are missing in flash floods triggered by intense monsoon rains in northern India over the past three days, officials said Sunday.

The rains inundated hundreds of villages, swept away mud houses, flooded roads and destroyed bridges in some parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand states. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would continue to fall in the region for the next two days.