Watch: Building swept away in India flooding
(CBS News) Dramatic footage was caught on tape Sunday when a building was swept away by heavy currents in India's northern Uttarakhand state. Located in an area severely affected by flooding, the building toppled on its side just after flood waters washed away the ground below.
At least 2,000 people were adversely affected by flash flooding, triggered by a cloudburst near Uttarkashi town on Friday, Reuters reports. A cloudburst is brief period of extremely heavy rain, sometimes with hail and thunder.
Local media reports a number of deaths in the area, with more people reported missing.
Flood waters ravaged the Bhagirathi River, causing extensive erosion and mass damage to properties along the river banks. More than 150 houses and two bridges were washed away by the torrent of water.
Watch video of the building being swept away, as featured on "CBS This Morning," in the player above.
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