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Floods in Uttarakhand, India 2013

Photos of the devastating floods and their aftermath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand during June 2013.

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Floods in Uttarakhand, India 2013

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Himalaya 'tsunami' shows need for science in disaster plans. rescue operations at Govindghat, Uttarakhand, June 2013 Posted by floodlist.com

Uttarakhand Kumaon Nat1 Rescue teams try to clear flood debris from the road in Uttarakhand Posted by floodlist.com

Prahlad Singh, 63, is ill and has failing eyesight. He says he was alone at home when the floods hit his village. Mr Singh was rescued by a army helicopter. "I have never seen such destruction in my life," he says, still in a state of shock. Posted by floodlist.com

More than 100,000 people have been rescued from the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand after floods and landslides left at least 800 dead in June. Photographer Ronny Sen has been meeting some of the survivors. Kaushalya Chauhan, 70, and her three children lived in a village that has been washed away. "I don't want to live like this," she says of her life in a relief camp. "I wish I had died in my village home." Posted by floodlist.com

This year's early monsoon rains in the Uttarakhand region are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. Swollen rivers have swept away entire villages. Posted by floodlist.com

Houses perch precariously as river banks collapse from the rising waters of the flooded river in the northern state of Uttarakhand on June 17, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Trash covers a truck submerged in flood waters from heavy monsoon rains in Dehradun in the Indian state of Uttrakhand on June 17, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

In this handout photograph released by The Ministry of Defence on June 18, 2013, shows an aerial view of flood damage in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Floods batter Uttarakhand: In pictures

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In this handout photograph released by The Indian Army on June 18, 2013, floodwaters of the River Alaknanda pass by the debris of a shattered roadway in Chamoli district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

In this handout photograph released by The Indian Army on June 18, 2013, debris carried by floodwaters of the River Alaknanda crashes against a Hindu Temple in Chamoli district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

In this handout photograph received from the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 24, 2013 members of the ITBP rescue stranded villagers along a rope bridge fixed across the Alaknanda river at Lambagad en route to Badrinath. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

A member of the rescue operation team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) or Armed Border Force walks towards the officers training centre damaged by floods at their campus in Srinagar in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Vehicles are pictured in the flooded waters of a stream after heavy rains in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Soldiers assist survivors to board a rescue helicopter next to the River Alaknanda, during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 138 people and left tens of thousands stranded, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Soldiers try to repair a temporary footbridge over River Alaknanda after it was destroyed, during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 138 people and left tens of thousands stranded, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Buildings destroyed during floods are seen next to the Alaknanda river in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Flash floods and landslides triggered by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiPosted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

A man crosses a rope bridge over the Alaknanda river during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel search for flood victims in a damaged house in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand in this handout photo released on June 26, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Soldiers load flag-draped coffins containing the bodies of rescue personnel who died in a chopper crash onto vehicles after a guard of honour ceremony in Dehradun in Uttarakhand June 28, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #Uttarakhand

Development in Uttarakhand showing deforestaion and over development which led to the flood disasters of June 2013 Posted by floodlist.com

Flood Toll Reaches 1,000 in India as Thousands More Await Rescue - NYTimes.com

Buildings stand on floodravaged land alongside the River Alaknanda in Chamoli district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013.

A devotee tries to take a holy dip in the flooded waters of river Ganges in the northern Indian town of Haridwar June 18, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded

Silt and debris from the flooded river reach the rooftops of buildings in Uttarakhand, June 2013 Posted by floodlist.com

After the Uttarakhand Floods, June 2013