LUCKNOW, India (AP) - An official says flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least seven people in northern India.
District official R. Ramesh says 19 other people - all construction workers - are missing and may have been washed away by floods that swept the Himalayan foothills in Uttarakhand state.
Ramesh said Saturday that the men were working on a hydro-electric project.
There has been incessant rain in the state since late Thursday and rivers are overflowing their banks.
Hundreds of pilgrims making an annual trek to Hindu shrines in the region have been stranded. Soldiers are helping to evacuate people to safer areas.
The state's chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, says roads and highways have been badly damaged and at least two bridges have been washed away.
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