Uttarakhand floods leave trail of death and destruction

The first impression that Kedarnath now gives is that of a ghost town. While all the stranded pilgrims had been rescued, the furious rain of stones and slush has left behind a trail of devastation. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
The first impression that Kedarnath now gives is that of a ghost town. While all the stranded pilgrims had been rescued, the furious rain of stones and slush has left behind a trail of devastation. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
A view of the flood-devastated surroundings of Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
A view of the flood-devastated surroundings of Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Buildings stand torn apart rooms now are only half standing, while lodges are filled with slush.Damaged buildings near River Ganga in Uttarkashi after flash flood in Uttarkashi area. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
Buildings stand torn apart rooms now are only half standing, while lodges are filled with slush.
Damaged buildings near River Ganga in Uttarkashi after flash flood in Uttarkashi area. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
A damaged road in main bazaar of Chinyanli after flash flood. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
A damaged road in main bazaar of Chinyanli after flash flood. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
A damaged bridge in Kedaar Ghat in Uttarkashi, after flash flood in Uttarkashi area. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
A damaged bridge in Kedaar Ghat in Uttarkashi, after flash flood in Uttarkashi area. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
The army had earlier suspended helicopter flights to rescue people stranded in Uttarakhand after dense fog descended on the Himalayan region.People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
The army had earlier suspended helicopter flights to rescue people stranded in Uttarakhand after dense fog descended on the Himalayan region.
People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
Pilgrims wating for the rescue chopper at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Pilgrims wating for the rescue chopper at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Shobha Kapadia, Dinkar Banjara, Nayana Banjara and Pritiben Darji, who came to Kedarnath from Ahmedabad were rescued in a special Indian Air Force chopper to being air-lifted at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Shobha Kapadia, Dinkar Banjara, Nayana Banjara and Pritiben Darji, who came to Kedarnath from Ahmedabad were rescued in a special Indian Air Force chopper to being air-lifted at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Pilgrims inside the rescue chopper of Indian Air Force at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Pilgrims inside the rescue chopper of Indian Air Force at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Pilgrims are wating for rescue chopper at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Pilgrims are wating for rescue chopper at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttrakhand. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Tens of thousands of people were stranded in high mountain passes and temple towns in Uttarakhand after torrential rains washed away homes and roads and triggered landslides that cut off communication links with large parts of the state nearly a week ago. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
Tens of thousands of people were stranded in high mountain passes and temple towns in Uttarakhand after torrential rains washed away homes and roads and triggered landslides that cut off communication links with large parts of the state nearly a week ago. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
(This picture was taken on June 22, 2013)
 Across India, volunteer groups and ordinary citizens were contributing clothes, food, blankets and money for residents of Uttarakhand whose homes have been washed away by the floods.Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
Across India, volunteer groups and ordinary citizens were contributing clothes, food, blankets and money for residents of Uttarakhand whose homes have been washed away by the floods.
Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
People trying to board in Air Force helicopter as Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
About 10,000 army and paramilitary troops, members of India's disaster management agency and volunteers have taken part in six days of rescue and relief efforts. The army has rescued more than 80,000 people by road and air.Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
About 10,000 army and paramilitary troops, members of India's disaster management agency and volunteers have taken part in six days of rescue and relief efforts. The army has rescued more than 80,000 people by road and air.
Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)
Army evacuating people who stuck in Harshil to Chiyanli Sour air base. (IE hoto: Praveen Khanna)
(This picture was taken on June 23, 2013)

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