Flood in India


India's Himalayan, India
Fri, 06/08/2010

On 6 August 2010, at least 80 people were killed and more than 200 injured when heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in the frontier town of Leh, police said.

Source: glidenumber

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Heavy rainfall was hampering rescue and relief efforts in India's Himalayan region of Ladakh on Saturday, the army said, after flash floods killed at least 113 people.

Scores of people were missing, and some foreign tourists were also believed to have been affected, the foreign ministry said.

The airport in Leh town, dotted with Buddhist monasteries, was open and planes carrying disaster response teams, doctors and communications equipment have been dispatched.

Source: ReliefWeb


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