Villagers cross a flooded road at Lachi Bishnupur village in the northeastern Indian state of Assam September 22, 2012.
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Floods and landslides in Indian states 'kill 21'

At least 21 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in the north-eastern Indian states of Sikkim and Assam, reports say.

In Sikkim, rescue workers recovered the bodies of 16 people, including members of the Indo-Tibetan border police. Five people are still missing.

Five people died in Assam. Reports say thousands may still be marooned there.

Rescue operations have been launched in both states to reach those stranded by the flooding or trapped in debris.

Ros Atkins reports.

  • 24 Sep 2012
  • From the section India
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