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Monsoon Rains Kill Family of 6 in Indian Kashmir

Authorities in Indian Kashmir say monsoon rains have caused a house to collapse south of Srinagar, killing six members of a family. One person was rescued from the debris.

Local officials say heavy rains also forced authorities to close the Himalayan region's main highways, leaving thousands of motorists stranded.

Military units are on standby for flood relief operations.

Monsoon rains sweep through South Asia every year from June to September, killing hundreds of people. They bring misery to millions of people, but are also crucial for the farm-dependent economies.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.