Toll updates to 556

NEW DELHI : Hunger begins to kill. As feared and thought the death toll in the flash floods and landslides on June 16 went up on friday. Official figures put the dead at 556. As many as 50 bodies were found floating on the ganges. Still the number of people dead predicted is much higher. Locals and rescued say many thousands still stay unaccounted for, more than 32,000 still stranded.

soldiers-rescue-stranded-people-after-heavy-rains-in-the-himalayan-state-of-uttarakhand-june-18-2013Survivors keep bringing tales of horror and distress.