India – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods Hit Northern States

The Indian states of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab are on high alert after heavy rains led to flooding that has so far killed at least 28 people with more missing.

Flood alerts were sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate.

The Army have been asked to remain on standby after 8.14 lakh cubic foot per second of water was released from the Hathini Kund barrage in the Yamuna river.

Meanwhile, an earthquake with a 2.5 magnitude struck in the Distt.- Palghar, Maharashtra regions this morning at 11.13, according to the Indian Met Department of followed by another with a magnitude of 4.2 which jolted parts of Kutch district in Gujarat on Monday afternoon

In southern India, the death toll in flood-ravaged Kerala climbed to 121 with the retrieval of more bodies.  Bodies were found at Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Wayanad, where massive landslides had wiped out two villages.

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