CLOUDBURST August 2010
71 towns and villages were damaged
234 persons died and over 800 were reported missing.
On August 6, 2010, in the middle of the night a dramatic natural disaster occurred. A‘CLOUD BURST’ hit the entire Himalayan region of North India including Leh, Ladakh. The torrential downpour – 14 inches within 2 hours caused FLASH FLOODS throughout the area causing massive destruction – many perished. Homes, Bridges, Roads and the Airport destroyed.
We were there. We are extremely grateful and fortunate, that the people we were with from LADAKH were caring and warm, they put our safety before even theirs and helped us evacuate through Kashmir – the only route left open.