Apartment building surrounded by flood water in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand state
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At least 19 dead after monsoon flooding in northern India

17 June 2013 Last updated at 19:02 BST

Floods and landslides have killed at least 19 people and destroyed buildings after heavy rain in North India.

Fifteen people died in Uttarakhand state. Another four lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh, officials say.

Footage showed a three-storey apartment building being washed away in the town of Uttarkashi. Reports said at least three people died - more are missing.

Another 40 people are unaccounted for in Uttarakhand. Casualty figures are expected to rise.

Shilpa Kannan reports.