Skip to comments.India's Flood Of Woes
Posted on 06/21/2013 12:23:21 AM PDT by Jyotishi
The north Indian state of Uttarakhand, blessed with natures bounty- it has the Himalayas and some of Indias mightiest rivers run through it- was the scene of natures fury this week as flash floods and landslides caused a devastation that is being dubbed as a Himalayan tsunami. Amid the torrential monsoon rain, rivers overflowed, destroying homes and trapping thousands of people in the debris. Television coverage saw entire buildings toppling over and being swept away in raging rivers.
An overwhelmed state government was hard put to cope, forcing the federal government to press 10,000 troops from the army into servicing the massive, ongoing rescue operation. As many as 33, 000 people have been evacuated though twice as many still remain stranded. The official death toll so far is 150 though it is suspected to be vastly under-reported. A good many were pilgrims from other parts of the country for Uttarakhand, also referred to as the Land of the Gods, houses some of the holiest Hindu shrines in a popular pilgrimage circuit called Char Dham; June is traditionally the peak pilgrimage month.
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From what I’ve seen of India. It could use a good cleaning.
Thanks for the video. Seems to be in Thailand?
Something like that. Wherever it is they don’t let a flood keep them from riding. :-)
Remember that 1955 movie with Lana Turner and Richard Burton, “The Rains of Ranchipur”. I can still see that temple dome fall over and float away.
Now that was a g\flood!
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Posted on 06/21/2013 3:22:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet