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    At Least 20 Killed in Northern India Flash Floods - Reports (Photos, Video)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 20 people have been killed in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh due to floods following heavy rains in the region, local media reported. According to The Times of India, at least 22 people have been killed in the state so far.

    Over 600 roads, including 13 major highways, have been blocked to due mudslides caused by the heavy rains in the region. Around 530 residents of Himachal Pradesh have been evacuated and over 1,400 people are in need of humanitarian aid at the moment.

    Another eight remain missing in the state of Uttarakhand, the outlet said.

    Earlier in the week, the news outlet India Today reported that a total of 225 people had been killed in India due to heavy rains throughout the country.

    The states of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat have been hit the hardest by the current monsoon season.

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