Flash flood kills 16 at Indian Administrated Kashmir

Flash flood in Kashmir

Sixteen individuals were killed in the Indian area of Kashmir. Currently, rescuers are looking for more than 10 people really missing after flash floods swept away hundreds of tents near the Hindu Pilgrimage area on 9th July Saturday.

Around 10,000 individuals were set up camp close to the far-off Amarnath Temple, settled in a Himalayan mountain cave when an unexpected downpour set off a storm.

Continuous helicopter fights cleared the dead and an unknown number of terrified and injured pilgrims from Baltal headquarters toward the north of the place of worship.

“We found 16 bodies so far and at least 40 are missing,” an official from the state disaster response agency told.

“Security forces and all the rescue teams are looking for the missing and injured people.” the official said on condition of anonymity.

A pilgrim named Vivek, who escaped the destructive downpour, said that some of his family and members of the group he travelled to the area with were still missing.

He said, “We were a group of 150 and 30 of us are still stuck up there. Their phones are switched off.”

The yearly pilgrimage draws in countless individuals who journey awake for days through rough mountain passes to come to the shrine.

Visitors offer their appreciation for a huge ice development they accept is a manifestation of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

This year the pilgrimage is being organized close by tremendous security including a huge number of fighters and police.

In any case, the misleading climate in the mountains has in the past represented a greater danger than security issues in the fretful area.

Almost 250 individuals passed on in 1996 when they were abruptly up to speed in blizzards that hit the region.

Weighty downpours have lashed South Asia this storm season, with scores killed in June in the wake of flooding, avalanches and lightning strikes in India’s distant upper east.

More than 100 others were killed in Bangladesh last month when waterways expanded to record levels and immersed provincial towns after probably the heaviest downpours in a long period.

Floods are a standard threat in India and Bangladesh, yet specialists say environmental change is expanding their recurrence, ferocity and unpredictability.

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