Dam crews work to save 900 villages in India

Work crews in northern India labored Thursday to release floodwaters from two dams that threatened to burst and wash away 900 villages. Farther north in the mountainous region of Garhwal, on the Chinese border, 40,000 people were stranded by mud slides that followed heavy rains, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. The national death count in the annual flooding that began in late June is believed to be more than 500.

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