Soldiers assist a woman carrying a child on her back during rescue operations in Govindghat in Uttarakhand on June 23, 2013
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Rescuers race to save India flood survivors

Rescuers in northern India are making a concerted push to bring down 7,000 people still stranded in the mountains after flash floods and landslides.

Air force officials say they need to get to the mountains urgently as time is running out for survivors.

In Uttarakhand state, where the death toll is expected to pass 1,000, there was more rain on Monday with further downpours predicted.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder said there had been fresh land slides in some areas making it difficult for rescue teams.

  • 24 Jun 2013
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