India floods: Dramatic moment torrential monsoon rains sweep away a two storey house in northern India
By Helen Lawson
PUBLISHED: 11:32 EST, 5 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:23 EST, 5 August 2012
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.
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A camera caught residents during the cloudburst, not knowing that the house behind is about to fall
Amid the noise of the storm, residents turn to look as the house starts to fall
There's nothing anyone can do against the might of the torrential downpour
At least 10 people, including three children, died on Friday as the hill state experienced the extreme weather conditions, with bridges, cars and around 60 houses being washed away by the storms.
The two storey house seen here looked to topple backwards down the bank of the Bhagirathi River, one of the source streams for the Ganges, exposing its foundations as residents looked on in horror.
The house crashes down the bank amid the noise of the swirling winds and rain.
India's monsoon season runs from June to September, with the country braced for unpredictable rains.
Within just SIX seconds the house has gone while residents look on in horror