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Death Toll Rises from India Flooding; More Rain Expected


An aerial view of a flood-submerged area in Kheda district, about 40 kilometers south of Ahmadabad
The death toll from monsoon floods in the western India state of Gujarat has risen to at least 130 people.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless from nearly a week of torrential rain. Weather forecasters predict more heavy rainfall in the region.

Indian air force helicopters are reported by DPA to have rescued 400 people trapped on the Shanti Express train when two meters of water covered the tracks and started to fill the coaches.

Indian authorities are trying to deliver drinking water and food to the several million hard-hit people in the region.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.

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