Monday, August 6, 2012

Torrential monsoon rains wash away a two-storey home, India

This dramatic video captures the moment a two-storey house in India collapsed as cloudbursts wreaked havoc - with the building disappearing from sight in just six seconds.

A camera filmed residents on the street in Uttarkashi watching as the house toppled down a river bank in the northern state of Urrarakhand as monsoon rains battered the area, triggering landslides, flash floods and cloudbursts throughout the region.

Reports in India said at least 26 people had been killed in flash floods in the Uttarkashi district yesterday, with nearly 40 others reported as missing. Read More