420 reported dead, thousands trapped in Kashmir, India flooding  

September 10, 2014 1:42 AM

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420 reported dead, thousands trapped in Kashmir, India flooding  

The heaviest rains to fall on Kashmir in 50 years caught Indian and Pakistani authorities off guard, with criticism of their disaster preparedness growing on Tuesday as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops.

On the Indian side of the heavily militarized de facto border that divides the Himalayan region, more than 2,000 villages and the city of Srinagar were submerged.

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