At least 29 people were killed and thousands of villagers cut off by floods which devastated much of Northern India in July.
GV PAN Villagers take refuge from waters on top of homes.
GV TRACKING SHOT Flooded village
GV TRACKING SHOT Deserted flood-bound school.
GV Cow wades through water.
GV Boy pushes bicycle through streets.
GV Homeless flood victims living in tents.
SVs Refugees cook and shelter in tents (2 SHOTS)
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Background: At least 29 people were killed and thousands of villagers cut off by floods which devastated much of Northern India in July. The Press Trust of India (PTI) said on July 31 that 29 people died in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan since the beginning of the mont, but unofficial reports put toll at more than 50. Villagers in the Punjab and some resident of New Delhi on July 30 took refuge from the flood waters, caused by heavy seasonal monsoons, on the roofs of their homes. In Assam state, the Brahamputra River and its tributaries submerged fresh areas and forced the government-owned oil and gas commission to delay drilling for oil. In the capital, floodwater caused widespread disruption after the Yamuna River surpassed its danger level, making several thousand people homeless. Temporary tent camps were set up high points near the affected villages. Free food and supplies were distributed by the authorities. The Yamuna was above its danger level for several hours,but officials said they expected the flood water to recede as quickly as it had arrived.