5,000 Dead In Historic Floods | India | 2013

Torrential Mountain Tsunami Worst On Record Floods Uttarakhand, India

A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India, on June 18, 2013Torrential Rains In Mountains Worst On Record

In the eroded mountains of Northern India, the pattern of disaster is the same as elsewhere: an extreme act of nature turns into a cataclysmic disaster because of human activities. in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, which is ironically surrounded by the Himalaya range, at least 5000 people are feared killed, and more than 33,000 people have been rescued, leaving an estimated 19,000 victims are still stranded.While the immediate cause of the floods was another record rainfall driven by global warming, the integrity of the mountain terrain has been seriously degraded by rampant development. When the rains hit, the whole stupid mess is knocked by like a bowling pin.

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