Floods and landslides have killed at least 20 people in northern India

Dozens of houses collapsed on Friday as a result of heavy rains caused floods and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 20 people and injured four, the website of the Indian television channel NDTV citing local authorities.

Twelve people were killed in the district Rudrapayag, eight — in Bageshvare.

Several people were buried under the rubble, rescue workers are finding them. The result was also a landslide blocked a number of roads, reports on deficiencies in the supply of electricity.

Local authorities called in the army to help in the aftermath of the disaster.

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