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Scores die as monsoon floods hit India.

Byline: WASBIR HUSSAIN

THE worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced two million to leave their homes.

Nearly half a million people are living in relief camps set up across Assam state, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told journalists in Gauhati, Assam's capital.

The rest of the two million displaced have moved in with relatives.

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DISASTER Swathes of India's Assam state lie under water DIVINE INTERVENTION Indian Hindu priests perform rituals to ward off the floods STRANDED Villagers wave to a helicopter as they wait to be rescued
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 3, 2012
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