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Posted June 22, 2013 by Vlogger-1 in Culture
 
 

India floods: Toll rises after our our bodies current in Ganges


The our bodies have been recovered on Friday, senior Haridwar police official Rajiv Swaroop instructed the BBC.
Haridwar is downstream from the area the place heavy rains on Sunday evening triggered flash floods and landslides.
Meanwhile, rescuers proceed to seek for survivors trapped in distant areas.
Officials stated greater than 33,000 pilgrims had been rescued in the previous couple of days, however greater than 50,000 individuals have been nonetheless stranded.

State Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has described the floods as a “Himalayan tsunami”.
Officials say that the variety of useless might exceed 1,000 individuals, though the precise quantity might be identified solely after a survey of the whole area is accomplished.
Flood-related deaths have additionally been reported in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states and neighbouring Nepal.
The monsoon season usually lasts from June to September, bringing rain which is important to the farming output, however this yr the rain within the north of India and elements of Nepal has been heavier than typical.
‘Burial floor’
On Friday, officers stated 43 helicopters have been getting used to drop meals and drugs and evacuate individuals trapped in cities and villages within the northern Himalayas.
The Indian military stated they have been making short-term bridges and dealing to revive highway hyperlinks.

Rescuers have been attempting to evacuate the final of the stranded from the holy city of Kedarnath, in Rudraprayag district, which has been among the many worst affected areas.
State Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat, who had visited the Kedarnath space, described the floods because the “worst tragedy of the millennium”.
“It will take us at least five years to recover from the extensive damages caused to the entire infrastructure network in the Kedarnath area which is the worst affected,” the Press Trust of India quoted him as saying.
Mr Rawat stated he was “shocked” to see the extent of the harm brought on to the buildings and space adjoining the shrine.
“The centre of faith has turned into a burial ground. Bodies are scattered in the area. Only the sanctum sanctorum is intact,” he added.
Officials say the rains in Uttarakhand have been the heaviest in 60 years and the floods have flattened lodges and houses and washed away roads and dozens of bridges.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the state of affairs there as “distressing” and introduced a 10bn rupee ($170m; £127m) assist bundle for the state.


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