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As soon as the navy boats hit the water, hundreds of villagers swarmed around them -- pleading with rescue crews to head to their homes to retrieve the bodies of dead relatives.

The crew explained that it could not. Its mission was to reach villagers stranded on rooftops and in trees, nearly two weeks after the worst flooding to hit the Indian state of Bihar.

The crowd drowned out their answers with angry shouts. Read full article »

CNN's Sara Sidner contributed to this report.

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