‘Himalayan Tsunami’ Kills Hundreds, Leaves 72,000 Missing
Posted by feww on June 20, 2013
Hundreds Killed at ‘Temple of Doom’ as sludge buries scores of villages in northern India
Floods and mudslides have destroyed scores of villages, towns and communities, washed away more than 500 roads and at least 200 bridges in northern India, killing at least 200 people with 72,000 others listed as missing.
“The toll could go much higher as the process of recovery of bodies has not yet started in many places that are marooned,” said a high-ranking official.
Uttarakhand floods: 8000 stranded in Kedarnath; toll likely to rise- IBNLive Video
Carnage at ‘Temple of Doom’
The disaster began after a cloudburst shattered Kedar Dome, a glacier-like body in the in the western Garhwal Himalaya, which dislodged massive boulders causing a rupture in the Charbari Lake Dam, located about 6km from the shrine, said a report by India Times.
Thousands of people have died in floods and landslides in Uttarakhand: BJP
Indian People’s Party (BJP), which is the country’s second largest political party, has claimed that “thousands of people have died [in floods and landslides in Uttarakhand] and [that] there is no rescue operation,” said a report.
- “We demand that urgent steps be taken to describe this disaster as a national calamity. Adequate attention on war footing be given for rehabilitation and rescue operations,” a BJP spokesperson told reporters in Delhi.
Uttarakhand: Thousands still stranded as roads, bridges wash away – IBNLive Video