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India monsoon death toll tops 550

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Flash floods and landslides have killed more than 550 people after torrential monsoon rains struck northern India, a minister told a local TV channel.

"556 bodies have been noticed by the army... either floating or buried in slush," Vijay Bahuguna, chief minister of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand told CNN-IBN.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/india-monsoon-death-toll-tops-550-0