India: Floods in North Kill 17 and Force Evacuations

Floodwaters set off by heavy rain in northern India have killed at least 17 people, washed away thousands of homes and forced some two million people to evacuate in a 24-hour period, officials said Thursday. A large section of Uttar Pradesh State has been covered by floodwaters that have spilled over the banks of several rivers, a state spokesman said.

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