8 Sep 2013

More bodies found from June flooding

1:45 pm on 8 September 2013

Another 75 bodies have been found in the debris from monsoon floods in June in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Police said this took the official toll to 528.

The bodies were found near a destroyed bridge on a mountain in Ramabada.

The BBC reports this year's monsoon rains in the Uttarakhand region were the heaviest in 80 years.

Swollen rivers swept away entire villages in the peak tourist season. The exact number of deaths may never be known.

In July, the government said that more than missing 5700 people would be presumed dead.