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India floods: On board a rescue mission helicopter

24 June 2013 Last updated at 18:28 BST

Rescuers are facing difficulties as the death toll in northern India continues to climb after flash flooding and landslides.

Up to 1,000 people are thought to have died while 80,000 have been rescued.

Sanjoy Majumder joined the rescue mission and met some of the survivors who had been stranded for a week.