The number of flood victims in India could exceed 10,000 people

June 30, 2013. More than 10,000 people could become victims of floods and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, reports Xinhua news agency citing local authorities.

Earlier it was reported that the number of victims of elements may exceed 6,500 people. Also, local authorities said that about three thousand people in the state are reported missing.

According to the agency, in the mountainous areas of the state are now about 4 million people. Access to rescue him hampered by difficult terrain and damaged roads.

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Heavy rains on June 14-17 resulted in a number of rivers flood, landslides and flooding. To date, the found the bodies of 822 victims. In the rescue operation involved 55 helicopters. Evacuated about 90,000 people. Indian Air Force flew more than 1.8 thousand sorties. On Tuesday in bad weather crashed participated in the rescue operation Mi-17V-5 Air India, killing 20 people.

Source: RIA Novosti


 

Floods in India have killed 10,000 people

June 30, 2013. Floods and landslides in the Indian state of Uttarakhand could carry life 10,000 people. Earlier, the government reported 6.5 thousand dead, later it was reported that another 3,000 Indians were missing. In the mountains of Uttarakhand are 4,000 inhabitants. Rescuers can not get to all of the road was washed away.

Heavy rainfall hit the north of India, from 14 to 17 June. Rivers burst their banks, resulting in many communities simply washed away. Rescuers found 822 dead bodies from the elements. In rescue operations using 55 helicopters: for almost 2,000 sorties managed to save 90,000 people. On Tuesday, June 25, crashed rescue helicopter Mi-17V-5, killing 20 people, like Radio "Mayak".

However, flooding and landslides in India's woes do not end there. After the disaster the country will face an epidemic. Standing water contribute to the spread of malaria and fever.

Source: Lead

 

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