Flash Floods Kill 112 In Indian-Held Kashmir-Pictures

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Relief workers and locals gather around an area affected by flash floods in Leh, in Indian-controlled Kashmir's normally arid, mountainous region of Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The sudden overnight downpour and flash floods swept away houses and killed dozens of people, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

A sudden heavy rain and flash floods swept away houses and killed at least 112 people in Ladakh, Kashmir.

At least 400 people were injured.

There were mudslides too and some places looked like ‘a sea of mud’.

This disaster happened as Pakistan was hit by a terrible flood that killed more than 1500 people.

Buses stand damaged in an area affected by flash floods in Leh, Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

The airport in Leh was damaged.

Leh is the main town in Ladakh.

Telecommunication towers have either fallen or been badly damaged.

People walk past an area damaged by flash floods in Leh, Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

At this moment, they don’t know how many houses were damaged by the flood.

People walk around an area affected by flash floods in Leh, Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

Ladakh is a popular place in the Himalaya for Western tourists.

There are lots of tourists over there during the disaster.

The highway to Leh was damaged, so the tourists were stranded.

At least 100 foreign tourists, mostly Europeans had been rescued.

None has been reported killed or injured.

Damaged houses in Leh's flash flood, Friday, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Javeed Ahmad
Cars stand damaged in an area affected by flash floods in Leh, in the mountainous region of Ladakh, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Josh Schrei)

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

3 thoughts on “Flash Floods Kill 112 In Indian-Held Kashmir-Pictures”

  1. it was really sad and really terrible part.So many people died there and lot of them got injuries.
    i really pray for everyone from every core of my heart so that they can come out quickly from this terrible situation.it was really big loss not for only a individual but for the nation too.
    everyone here is happy that our independence day is coming but i think we are still prisons because even after freedom of 63 years still we are not able to handle such kind of situations.we have a vast advance technology but still we are helpless.

    again i want to say that it was really bad and terrible.

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