2013 Uttarakhand floods

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==Death and damage==
 
==Death and damage==
Landslides in various parts of state damaged several houses and structures and killing people who got trapped. More than 164 houses collapsed either due to heavy rain or due to landslide.<ref name=ibn1/> More than 58 people were killed in the state due to flood and landslides.<ref name=damage>{{cite news|title=58 dead, over 58,000 trapped as rains batter Uttarakhand, UP|url=http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/58-dead-over-58-000-trapped-as-rains-batter-uttarakhand-up-113061800143_1.html|newspaper=Business Standard|accessdate=18 June 2013|date=18 June 2013}}</ref> The pilgrimage centers like [[Gangotri]], [[Yamunotri]], [[Kedarnath]], [[Badrinath]] are visited by thousands of pilgrimages from May onwards and moer 58,000 people got struck in various parts of roads which were either damaged or blocked due to landslide and rain.<ref name=damage/> People visiting [[Hemkund]], the sikh pilgrimage centre, [[Valley of flowers]], [[Roopkund]] were also stranded for more than three days in remote parts of hilly terrain.<ref name=damage/> As Uttarakhand is dotted with several tourist places and pilgrimage centers,<ref name=world>{{cite web|title=Uttarakhand Worldwide|url=http://www.uttaranchal.org.uk/uforums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=443&start=60|publisher=uttaranchal.org.uk|accessdate=18 June 2013}}</ref> the number of stranded people increased as the time of flood was busy tourist season. The roads were seriously damaged at more than 450 places, resulting huge traffic jam in this hilly state and Cars and other vehicles were washed out in the flood. <ref name=damage/>
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Landslides in various parts of state damaged several houses and structures and killing people who got trapped. More than 164 houses collapsed either due to heavy rain or due to landslide.<ref name=ibn1/> More than 58 people were killed in the state due to flood and landslides.<ref name=damage>{{cite news|title=58 dead, over 58,000 trapped as rains batter Uttarakhand, UP|url=http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/58-dead-over-58-000-trapped-as-rains-batter-uttarakhand-up-113061800143_1.html|newspaper=Business Standard|accessdate=18 June 2013|date=18 June 2013}}</ref> The pilgrimage centers like [[Gangotri]], [[Yamunotri]], [[Kedarnath]], [[Badrinath]] are visited by thousands of pilgrimages from May onwards and more then 58,000 people got struck in various parts of roads which were either damaged or blocked due to landslide and rain.<ref name=damage/> People visiting [[Hemkund]], the sikh pilgrimage centre, [[Valley of flowers]], [[Roopkund]] were also stranded for more than three days in remote parts of hilly terrain.<ref name=damage/> As Uttarakhand is dotted with several tourist places and pilgrimage centers,<ref name=world>{{cite web|title=Uttarakhand Worldwide|url=http://www.uttaranchal.org.uk/uforums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=443&start=60|publisher=uttaranchal.org.uk|accessdate=18 June 2013}}</ref> the number of stranded people increased as the time of flood was busy tourist season. The roads were seriously damaged at more than 450 places, resulting huge traffic jam in this hilly state and Cars and other vehicles were washed out in the flood. <ref name=damage/>
 
====Rescue operations====
 
====Rescue operations====
 
Rescue operations were undertaken with the help of Army, ITBP, BSF, National Disaster Response Force, PWD and local administration.<ref name=ibn1/> The national highway and other important roads were blocked to avoid further traffic jam.<ref name=damage/> Helicopters were used to rescue people, but due to hilly terrain, fog and rains, maneuvering helicopters was a challenge to rescue personnel.<ref name=record/> [[Rambada]], a resting point hamlet on the briddle path to Kedarnath temple was worst affected and more than 13 people killed in the area.<ref name=record/>
 
Rescue operations were undertaken with the help of Army, ITBP, BSF, National Disaster Response Force, PWD and local administration.<ref name=ibn1/> The national highway and other important roads were blocked to avoid further traffic jam.<ref name=damage/> Helicopters were used to rescue people, but due to hilly terrain, fog and rains, maneuvering helicopters was a challenge to rescue personnel.<ref name=record/> [[Rambada]], a resting point hamlet on the briddle path to Kedarnath temple was worst affected and more than 13 people killed in the area.<ref name=record/>