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1,000 feared dead in Indian monsoon as army mobilizes

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India's military battled Thursday to reach villages and towns cut off by flash floods and landslides in the country's north as officials warned at least 1,000 people may have been killed. 

Vehicles pass along a flooded road due to rising water in Yamuna River, in New Delhi, on June 20, 2013. Thousands of Indian soldiers have battled to reach villages and towns cut off by flash floods and landslides in the country's north as officials warned at least 1,000 people may have been killed.

Helicopters and close to 10,000 soldiers have been deployed to rescue tourists and pilgrims stranded after floods caused by torrential monsoon rains hit the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand at the weekend.

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