Devastating floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand have killed at least 23 and left thousands stranded, as buildings and roads were washed away. It has been reported that a further 50 people were missing, but this has not been confirmed. Uttarakhand is located in the Himalayan foothills, making it highly susceptible to flooding.
The floods could become even worse as the Ganges River and its many tributaries are dangerously close to overflowing, and more rain is in the forecast in the upcoming week. India relies heavily on the yearly monsoons for agriculture, but unfortunately this makes flooding an almost annual occasion, with loss of life usually occurring.