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India floods, rains kill 173, say officials

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Source: AFP
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BBC News - 18 hours agoFull coverage » SHIMLA, India (AFP) — The death toll due to heavy rains and flooding over the weekend across India shot up to 173 with the air force rescuing a revered Tibetan spiritual leader, officials said Sunday.Most of the casualties were reported from India's most populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh with 110 people dead in rain related accidents, revenue secretary Balwinder Kumar said in state capital Lucknow.Further north, in the tourist state of Himachal Pradesh, state officials said 46 had died due to heavy rains lashing the state.In eastern Orissa, 17 people were washed away and 2.4 million people left homeless after four rivers burst their banks and flooded villages, senior official Ajit Kumar Trip…