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  • A minimum of 34 lifeless after floods in north India.
  • Aerial footage of the affected areas confirmed engorged rivers and villages partially submerged by floodwaters.
  • Unseasonally heavy rains throughout India have led to lethal floods in a number of areas of the nation in latest days.

NEW DELHI: A minimum of 34 individuals have died following days of heavy rains within the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, the state’s chief minister stated, as rescuers continued work to free these stranded on Wednesday.

Aerial footage of the affected areas confirmed engorged rivers and villages partially submerged by floodwaters.

A statue of Hindu god Lord Shiva is pictured amid rising water levels of River Ganga after incessant rains in Rishikesh in Indias Uttrakhand state. Photo: AFP
A statue of Hindu god Lord Shiva is pictured amid rising water ranges of River Ganga after incessant rains in Rishikesh in India’s Uttrakhand state. Picture: AFP

“There is huge loss due to the floods … the crops have been destroyed,” Pushkar Singh Dhami advised Reuters accomplice ANI after surveying the injury late on Tuesday.

“The locals are facing a lot of problems, the roads are waterlogged, bridges have been washed away. So far 34 people have died and we are trying to normalise the situation as soon as possible.”

Locals point towards the risen water levels of the River Ganga after incessant rains in Indias Uttrakhand state. Photo: AFP
Locals level in direction of the risen water ranges of the River Ganga after incessant rains in India’s Uttrakhand state. Picture: AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in a tweet he was “anguished” by the lack of life.

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is very liable to flooding. Greater than 200 have been feared killed in February after flash floods swept away a hydroelectric dam.

Unseasonally heavy rains throughout India have led to lethal floods in a number of areas of the nation in latest days. Authorities within the southern state of Kerela stated on Monday greater than 20 individuals had died there in followings landslides.

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