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)

Latest List Of Europe Airport And Airspace Status(2100 GMT Tuesday)

Please click here for the latest list as of 1942 GMT Wednesday.

I am very happy that more and more stranded passengers are going home.

More airports and airspace are now open in Europe.

But it will take time to get everybody home.

Here is a list of countries as of 2100 GMT on Tuesday and their airspace status:

* Denotes new or updated item

AUSTRIA – Airspace open as of 0300 GMT Monday.

BELGIUM – Belgium has begun allowing planes to land and intends to allow some flights to depart from 1200 GMT.

BOSNIA – Airports open.

* BRITAIN – Airspace reopened at 2100 GMT.

BULGARIA – All airspace and airports open.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Airspace and airports open as of 1000 GMT on Monday. Situation to be re-assessed at 1000 GMT on Wednesday.

DENMARK – Will open most airspace from 0000 GMT Wednesday until at least 0600 GMT, opening up for traffic from Copenhagen and four other airports

ESTONIA – Airspace open until at least 0000 GMT Wednesday.

FINLAND – Airspace will be closed until at least 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

* FRANCE – Air France plans to run all long-haul flights on Wednesday, some flights to northern Europe remain suspended.

* GERMANY – Airspace restrictions will remain in place until 0000 GMT Wednesday.

HUNGARY – Hungarian airspace is fully open, the air traffic authority said around 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – Airspace reopened.

ITALY – Airspace has completely reopened.

LATVIA – Airspace open.

LITHUANIA – Airspace to remain open until at least 1800 GMT, when a new decision will taken.

LUXEMBOURG – Luxembourg Airport reopened at 0800 GMT, with flights due to start at 0900 GMT.

MOLDOVA – Moldova, which lies between Ukraine and Romania, resumed international flights from 0730 GMT.

MONTENEGRO – Airports open.

* NETHERLANDS – Passenger flights began on Monday. Night flights resumed on Tuesday.

NORWAY – Airport authority Avinor reopened all of Norway’s airspace for commercial traffic on Tuesday. The airspace will remain open until midnight GMT.

* POLAND – Will reopen airspace at 0500 GMT Wednesday.

ROMANIA – Airspace fully reopened.

RUSSIA – All airports open. Aeroflot is flying to the United States via the North Pole.

SERBIA – Airports open.

SLOVAKIA – Airspace and airports open as of 1240 GMT on Monday. Situation to be re-assessed at midnight GMT on Wednesday.

SLOVENIA – Slovenian airspace was opened at 1000 GMT on Tuesday. It had been partly closed since 0200 GMT Tuesday.

SPAIN – 17 airports open.

SWEDEN – Airspace open for flights north of a line stretching from Stromstad to Stockholm. High altitude flights over southern Sweden are allowed.

SWITZERLAND – Geneva and Zurich airports reopened on Tuesday morning though some flights were canceled at both.

TURKEY – All airports open. Planes flying out of the Black Sea cities of Samsun, Sinop and Zonguldak have been advised not to fly higher than 6,000 meters.

UKRAINE – Kiev’s Borispol airport open.

(Compiled by London Editorial Reference Unit)

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Will European Airspace Be Opened On Monday?

The volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland is still erupting.

People cannot fly in some Europe airspace for the 4th day on Sunday.

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In fact it affected more countries in Europe by Saturday.

More people cannot go back to their homes by plane.

Can people fly on Monday?

I think maybe people can fly in some places in Europe.

But some airspace will still be closed.

May be they should travel by ships to cross the ocean.

The train tickets were sold out because more people want to travel home on the trains.

Here is what I read from Reuters:

France said Paris airports would be closed until at least Monday morning. Italy maintained a shutdown of its northern airports. The Dutch extended a shutdown to Sunday morning and Switzerland closed airports until 1200 GMT (8 a.m. EDT) on Sunday.

British Airways, hit by strikes last month that cost it around $70 million, canceled all Sunday’s flights.

Ireland’s Ryanair, Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier, has canceled all flights to and from northern European countries until 1200 GMT on Monday.

Europe’s biggest tour operator, TUI Travel, said it was cancelling all trips until at least 0800 GMT (4 a.m. EDT) on Sunday.

Disruption spread to Asia, where dozens of Europe-bound flights were canceled and hotels from Beijing to Singapore strained to accommodate stranded passengers. In Singapore, 45 flights were canceled on Saturday, Changi Airport said.

More than four in five flights by U.S. airlines to and from Europe were canceled on Saturday. Shipping company FedEx Corp said more than 100 FedEx Express flights headed to Europe were rerouted, diverted or canceled within the past 72 hours.

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