At least nine people were killed on Friday and dozens of homes were destroyed after severe flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains in the hills of Uttarakhand state in northern India.
The most affected villages were in the remote mountainous districts of Chamoli and Pithoragarh.
Rescuers recovered nine bodies and were searching for dozens of missing in the area, located about 510 kilometers (320 miles) northeast of New Delhi. The news agency Press Trust of India reported at least 25 missing in seven villages in Pithoragarh.
Some people were trapped under demolished and debris caused by landslides houses quoted by PTI.
In the state of Uttarakhand there are many popular temples. During heavy rains, authorities temporarily blocked pilgrimages (Char Dham) to some temples for security reasons.
Uttarakhand was severely hit by floods and landslides during the monsoon season in 2013, when at least 1,000 people died in the state, which suffered the heaviest rains in almost 80 years.
The monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.