Floods & Landslides in India
Saturday, 15 September 2012
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15 September 2012
Description of the event
On Friday, a series of cloudbursts struck the Himalayan state of Uttarkhand, triggering flash floods and landslides. At least 45 people have been killed and 35 others are missing whilst several more are injured.
The worst affected areas include several villages; Chunni, Mangoli, Kimana, Sansari, Giriya, Brahmankholi, Premnagar and Juatok.
Rescue workers pulled 17 bodies through debris in the village of Rudraprayag. Army personnel officers are working alongside local rescue teams to help find more bodies.
India experiences their annual monsoon seasons between June to July, during this season, the Himalayan hills are more prone to flash floods and landslides. Heavy rains are known to be deadly in this area which continue into September.