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India: Flood: 2005/08/07 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/08/07
Country or District India
Event Type Flood
Outline Floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains killed at least 12 people and injured 30 others in the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal, officials said Sunday. The worst hit was Pithoragarh district, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the state's capital Dehradun, where eight members of a family were killed when boulders flattened their home.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC News 2005/08/07
A district official, Amit Negi, told the BBC soldiers had been deployed for rescue and relief operations. Heavy rains over the past few days have flooded two local rivers, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

India Daily 2005/08/07
Many parts of Uttaranchal have been cut off from Dehradun _ which links the state to the rest of India _ after seasonal monsoon rains triggered a series of landslides this week across the region. The rains continued Sunday.