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CNN: Deadly international weather

Three of CNN’s top 10 headlines today all related to deadly weather across the northern hemisphere.

Across Asia and Europe the weather continues to prove deadly – from flooding and landslides to hundreds of wildfires.

China: Massive mudslides in northwestern China have killed 337 people, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

An additional 1,148 people are missing, the news agency said, citing the civil affairs department in Gansu Province.

Authorities report 76 people have been injured and about 45,000 have been evacuated from Zhouqu County in the country’s northwest, according to a statement from the provincial civil affairs department.

Russia: The mortality rate in Moscow, Russia, has “doubled recently” because of an extended streak of heat and smog, Andrei Seltsovsky, the head of the city health department, told Russian news agencies Monday.

Seltsovsky said that the average daily mortality rate in Moscow is 360 to 380 cases, but “today the rate is around 700.”

Out of 1,500 slots in city morgues, 1,300 were occupied, he added.

The death toll directly attributed to the country’s recent spate of wildfires remained at 52, the Russian Health and Social Development Ministry said on its website Monday. Another 62 people across Russia were in hospitals with wildfire-related ailments, and in all, 741 people had sought wildfire-related medical assistance, it said.

India:  The death toll from last week’s flooding and subsequent landslides has risen to 165 in the Himalayan town of Leh, India, according to a senior police officer.

In confirming the increased death toll, Farooq Ahmad also told CNN that at least 400 people were injured and “have been treated or are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the town of Leh.”

Rescue workers continued to search for more than 400 people missing, state-run media reported Monday.

“The weather has cleared in Leh and the rescue and relief operations are now in full swing,” the local government said in a statement Monday.

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