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[New Delhi, June 18, 2003] Having just survived a heat wave with more than 1,000 casualties, India is now hit by heavy rain in its northeastern part of the country, leaving over 400,000 people homeless. Many bridges and roads have been destroyed as a result. The weather center predicts that the worst has yet to come. Indian military personnel have been mobilized to help move the people from the region.

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