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Heavy rains leave 17 dead in northern India

Published on Aug 16, 2014 12:00 AM

DEHRADUN , India (AFP) - A landslide and floods triggered by extremely heavy rainfall killed 17 people in northern India on Friday, authorities said.

Another six people were left with injuries in the small remote Himalayan state of Uttarakhand by the downpours.

Fourteen people were killed when their houses were buried by a tide of mud and trees, emergency official Piyush Rautela told AFP. "The bodies have been recovered," he said.

Three other people lost their lives in separate incidents as a result of the extreme weather, he added.

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