Over 12 choppers have been deployed in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for relief and rescue ops. PTI Photo
- Monsoon fury: Death toll rises to 81, rescue efforts hit
- Staff Writer 19:27 HRS IST
- New Delhi: Monsoon rains wreaked fresh havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslips as the death toll climbed to 81 and hundreds of pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remained stranded. Landslides left scores of tourists and pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh while thousands have been displaced in UP.