Kashmiri residents struggle to withstand sudden and strong water currents while wading through floodwaters in their efforts to move to safer places in Srinagar, India September 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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Flood waters swept an overcrowded bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge Thursday with all but six of the 50 on board feared dead in Indian Kashmir, officials said.Rescue teams have been deployed to the flooded gorge south of Kashmir's main city of Srinagar but they have so far been unable to reach the bus, police said.The passengers were heading to a wedding in the Rajouri district, 350 kilometers south of Srinagar, state government official Shantmanu, who uses only one name, said.Divisional commissioner Kansal said heavy rains were forecast to continue for another 24 hours and authorities were evacuating a number of people to safer areas.
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