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posted 10 Jul 2013, 06:47 by Belmont Images   [ updated 10 Jul 2013, 06:55 ]
Rovers and rangers hit by flash flood and landslides while on training; help in rescue and relief efforts

In the recent flash floods and landslides in Uttrakhand State, northern part of India, around 1,000 people were confirmed dead and thousands of people, mostly locals, tourists and pilgrims remained stranded in the mountains.

 recent flash floods and landslides in Uttrakhand State

Due to the massive damage on roads and other infrastructures, the India government declared it a national disaster.

When floods and landslides began on 17th June 2013, the Bharat Scouts & Guides was conducting two national trekking events from 12th to 21st June in Badrinath/Hemkund and Yamnetri where around 120 Rovers/Rangers and staff participated.

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Source: SCOUTS Creating a Better World