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)

European Airspace Opens But Passengers Are Still Stranded

My father’s friend, Mr Steve McEwan still cannot get back to United Kingdom.

But the airspace is already opened.

Please click for European airspace developments as of 1942 GMT April 21, 2010.

The earliest he can fly home on Emirates airline will be on April 30, 2010.

His actual flight was on April 16, 2010.

He had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur for 7 days and has to wait for another 8 days to fly home!

The volcanic ash from under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier caused European airspace to be closed for 5 days.

So, when the airspace is open on Wednesday millions of people tried to get home.

It needs a lot of plane trips to get everybody home.

So some stranded passenger are still stranded even when the European airspace is now opened.

Jenna Suttmeier , 21, right, and Shannon Grossman, 20, left, from Seattle, United States, play volleyball as they wait for their flight to Madrid at the Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Spain's airport authority has closed 12 airports as the ash cloud emerging from an Icelandic volcano reaches the north of the country. (AP Photo/Manu Mielniezuk)

This is a disaster especially to the stranded passengers.