Uttarakhand Flood 2013
In June 2013, the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, some regions of Western Nepal and their adjoining areas experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods and landslides. Parts of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Western Tibet also experienced heavy rainfall. As of 22 June 2013, more than 1,000 people have died with many more missing. Damage to bridges and roads left over 70,000 pilgrims and tourists trapped in various places, of whom, many were rescued. As of 23 June 2013, about 22,000 people are said to be still stranded.
As of 22 June 2013, the death toll in Uttarakhand
was reported to be 1,000, with several more missing and more than 60,000 tourists and pilgrims stranded. By 23 June 2013, some sources claimed that the death toll could even rise to 5,000.
As of 22 June 2013, the official death toll in Uttarakhand, based on the collected bodies of the victims, had crossed 550. Rescuers at the Hindu pilgrimage town of Haridwar on the river Ganga have been reported to have recovered bodies of 40 victims washed down by the flooded rivers as of June 21 2013. By 23 June 2013, some sources claimed that the death toll could even rise to 5000.
Uttarakhand Floods Information
Uttarkashi: (+91) 1374-226461
Chamoli: (+91) 1372-251437, 9411352136
Rudraprayag: (+91) 1364-233727,9412914875
Control Room (Uttarakhand): (+91) 135-2710334, 9557444486
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