Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
India+floods%3A+Death+toll+in+Uttarakhand+%27passes+500%27
Saturday, 22 June 2013 - 8:42
India floods: Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'
2,269

Views

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500.

 

The state's Chief Minister, Vijay Bahuguna, said 556 bodies had been seen floating or buried in "slush", and that the army was working to recover them.

 

The charity Action Aid says 5,000 people are missing in the area.

 

Many of those stranded in the mountainous region are Hindu pilgrims visiting local shrines.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
568 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,605 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,360 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
10,729 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
66 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
38,769 Views
Top