Intense rains lead to 24 deaths in India, with nine fatalities in a temple collapse. Torrential downpours cause floods and landslides in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh states, washing away vehicles, buildings, and bridges.
These events, common during the monsoon season, are worsened by climate change, experts warn.
Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, reports 16 deaths, including nine in a temple collapse.
In Uttarakhand, rescue teams strive to clear debris from landslides. The monsoon, while cruciform agriculture, also brings yearly destruction in the form of floods and landslides.