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Monsoon floods kill 13 in India this week

3:57 PM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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AHMADABAD, India - Officials say monsoon flooding has left 13 people dead in the west Indian state of Gujarat where thousands of people took shelter in state-run camps this week.

Nitin Patel, a state government spokesman, says the deaths were caused by house collapses, electrocution and swirling flood waters sweeping people away.

With heavy rains and flooding abating, nearly 12,000 of 17,000 people left state-run relief camps for their homes in one the worst-hit districts of Bharuch, district official Avantika Singh said Friday.

Roads and railway links are also being restored in the districts of Bharuch, Vadodara and Surat, said Patel.

In June, India experienced some of its worst monsoon flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where more than 6,000 people died, including Hindu pilgrims visiting temples.

The Associated Press

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