Leh Flash Floods


'Leh Flash Floods' - 15 News Result(s)

  • Flood in 3 States Kills 70, Village Badly Hit in Leh

    Flood in 3 States Kills 70, Village Badly Hit in Leh

    At least 70 people have been killed in floods in three states, Bengal, Odisha and Manipur, because of rain in the aftermath of cyclone Komen. There are reports that a flash flood has destroyed a village in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • A year after flash floods, Rancho's school back to life

    A year after flash floods, Rancho's school back to life

    A year after it was hit by flash floods, Druk Padma School, popular as Rancho's school after Aamir Khan's character in the film 3 Idiots, has come back to life.

  • Leh: PM announces Rs 125 cr relief for cloudburst victims

    Leh: PM announces Rs 125 cr relief for cloudburst victims

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Leh cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.Singh, who arrived in Leh on a day-long visit to take stock of relief and rehabilitation undertaken in the aftermath of flash floods i...

  • Leh floods: Kalam's model village in ruins

    Leh floods: Kalam's model village in ruins

    A model village, at least that's what former President APJ Abdul Kalam had called it in 2003 on a visit to Saboo village, when he saw its modern facilities comparable to any city.Today, Saboo is the epicenter of the devastation, that is Leh now, and those facilities are in ruins. "This village was very beautiful, but now it is been ruined," said Ts...

  • Leh's bravehearts: The committed saviours

    Leh's bravehearts: The committed saviours

    In the midst of all the tragedy in Leh are stories of the bravehearts like Havaldar Paljor, who are fighting all odds to help in rescue efforts. As the flash flood hit Leh, Paljor's unit was the first one to be called in for rescue. As he began his work, he got to know word that his parents were badly hurt in the disaster. But the veteran soldier r...

  • Leh flash floods: Army searches for missing jawans

    Leh flash floods: Army searches for missing jawans

    Following the disastrous flash floods that hit Leh on Friday, the Army is now searching for the bodies of 26 jawans who are missing from Thygasi near Turtuk along the Line of Control (Loc). (In Pics: Flash floods in Leh)This group of soldiers was untraceable after a hillock came crashing down on their post which is barely 150 metres from the LoC. S...

  • Hope and despair in Leh

    Hope and despair in Leh

    For the survivors of the Leh flash floods and mudslides, the nightmare is only just beginning. Many have seen their family and friends being engulfed by the flood, and their lives devastated.    Padma and Stanzim are still dazed after their narrow escape on Thursday."Both these children were stuck in mud and debris but we were lucky ...

  • Leh flash floods: Widespread devastation, mounting losses

    Leh flash floods: Widespread devastation, mounting losses

    On ground zero, it's a story of devastation, a capital otherwise brimming with tourists now a ghost town. Rescue operations continue 24 hours a day and for those who have survived, rescue personnel are taking care of their food, shelter and medical aid.The outskirts of Leh town on the road leading to Manali has flattened houses and buried vehicles....

  • Leh flash floods: Over 150 dead, 200 still missing

    Leh flash floods: Over 150 dead, 200 still missing

    Frantic rescue efforts are underway in Leh and parts of Ladakh after Friday's devastating cloudburst that flattened villages and snapped power and communication links. According to the latest estimates over 150 people are now dead. (Watch: This labourer lost nine relatives) Although many families reported missing after water swept through their vil...

  • Leh flash floods: Three-member Central team visits Ladakh

    Leh flash floods: Three-member Central team visits Ladakh

    Around 400 people are still missing in Leh, the high altitude capital of Ladakh. Among those missing are 31 jawans of the Indo-Tibetan border police whose camp was washed away in flash floods following Friday's cloud burst in the area. The picturesque landscape of Ladakh has been completely destroyed. Fortunately, the Air Force has managed to compl...

  • What is a cloudburst?

    What is a cloudburst?

    A cloudburst is a sudden downpour within a radius of few kilometres. It usually lasts no longer than few minutes but is capable of flooding the area.Rainfall from a cloudburst is usually over 100 mm per hour.Cloudbursts descend from very high clouds, sometimes with tops above 15 kilometers. Rapid precipitation is possible due to large droplets grow...

  • Leh flash floods: Relief and rescue work on war footing

    Leh flash floods: Relief and rescue work on war footing

    The flash floods, caused by a cloudburst have transformed the picturesque landscape of Leh into a virtual disaster zone with buildings, houses and schools completely destroyed.The scene in Choglamsar village on the outskirts of Leh town - flattened houses and buried vehicles - looks like it's straight out of a disaster movie. But on this road leadi...

  • Leh flash floods: A father finds his son

    Leh flash floods: A father finds his son

    Finally, a father has found his son. Cyrus Surti's son Rohan, who was missing since Friday in Leh called home today and told his parents he was safe. Rohan  said it would take him about a week to get back, as it was impossible to leave Leh right now. Rohan is in India on a holiday from Australia. He was in  Ladakh with his friends. His fa...

  • Blog: Report from Leh Ground Zero

    Blog: Report from Leh Ground Zero

    The Leh Airport does not give any indication of the devastation that the sudden cloudburst wrought on the Ladakh capital late on Thursday night. The Army and the Air Force have managed to completely wipe out the slush that the runway was under through the day on Friday.So, flights landed - commecial as well as military - on Saturday morning bringin...

  • Leh flash floods: 115 killed, over 500 injured

    Leh flash floods: 115 killed, over 500 injured

    At least 115 people have been killed and hundreds are still missing, among them are 31 jawans, after flash floods hit Leh in Ladakh. Reports said a number of people were killed and many injured in a massive cloudburst on Thursday night. (See pictures) "We were sitting inside when we got to know about the floods. We came outside and saw the entire ...

'Leh Flash Floods' - 8 Video Result(s)

'Leh Flash Floods' - 15 News Result(s)

  • Flood in 3 States Kills 70, Village Badly Hit in Leh

    Flood in 3 States Kills 70, Village Badly Hit in Leh

    At least 70 people have been killed in floods in three states, Bengal, Odisha and Manipur, because of rain in the aftermath of cyclone Komen. There are reports that a flash flood has destroyed a village in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • A year after flash floods, Rancho's school back to life

    A year after flash floods, Rancho's school back to life

    A year after it was hit by flash floods, Druk Padma School, popular as Rancho's school after Aamir Khan's character in the film 3 Idiots, has come back to life.

  • Leh: PM announces Rs 125 cr relief for cloudburst victims

    Leh: PM announces Rs 125 cr relief for cloudburst victims

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Leh cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.Singh, who arrived in Leh on a day-long visit to take stock of relief and rehabilitation undertaken in the aftermath of flash floods i...

  • Leh floods: Kalam's model village in ruins

    Leh floods: Kalam's model village in ruins

    A model village, at least that's what former President APJ Abdul Kalam had called it in 2003 on a visit to Saboo village, when he saw its modern facilities comparable to any city.Today, Saboo is the epicenter of the devastation, that is Leh now, and those facilities are in ruins. "This village was very beautiful, but now it is been ruined," said Ts...

  • Leh's bravehearts: The committed saviours

    Leh's bravehearts: The committed saviours

    In the midst of all the tragedy in Leh are stories of the bravehearts like Havaldar Paljor, who are fighting all odds to help in rescue efforts. As the flash flood hit Leh, Paljor's unit was the first one to be called in for rescue. As he began his work, he got to know word that his parents were badly hurt in the disaster. But the veteran soldier r...

  • Leh flash floods: Army searches for missing jawans

    Leh flash floods: Army searches for missing jawans

    Following the disastrous flash floods that hit Leh on Friday, the Army is now searching for the bodies of 26 jawans who are missing from Thygasi near Turtuk along the Line of Control (Loc). (In Pics: Flash floods in Leh)This group of soldiers was untraceable after a hillock came crashing down on their post which is barely 150 metres from the LoC. S...

  • Hope and despair in Leh

    Hope and despair in Leh

    For the survivors of the Leh flash floods and mudslides, the nightmare is only just beginning. Many have seen their family and friends being engulfed by the flood, and their lives devastated.    Padma and Stanzim are still dazed after their narrow escape on Thursday."Both these children were stuck in mud and debris but we were lucky ...

  • Leh flash floods: Widespread devastation, mounting losses

    Leh flash floods: Widespread devastation, mounting losses

    On ground zero, it's a story of devastation, a capital otherwise brimming with tourists now a ghost town. Rescue operations continue 24 hours a day and for those who have survived, rescue personnel are taking care of their food, shelter and medical aid.The outskirts of Leh town on the road leading to Manali has flattened houses and buried vehicles....

  • Leh flash floods: Over 150 dead, 200 still missing

    Leh flash floods: Over 150 dead, 200 still missing

    Frantic rescue efforts are underway in Leh and parts of Ladakh after Friday's devastating cloudburst that flattened villages and snapped power and communication links. According to the latest estimates over 150 people are now dead. (Watch: This labourer lost nine relatives) Although many families reported missing after water swept through their vil...

  • Leh flash floods: Three-member Central team visits Ladakh

    Leh flash floods: Three-member Central team visits Ladakh

    Around 400 people are still missing in Leh, the high altitude capital of Ladakh. Among those missing are 31 jawans of the Indo-Tibetan border police whose camp was washed away in flash floods following Friday's cloud burst in the area. The picturesque landscape of Ladakh has been completely destroyed. Fortunately, the Air Force has managed to compl...

  • What is a cloudburst?

    What is a cloudburst?

    A cloudburst is a sudden downpour within a radius of few kilometres. It usually lasts no longer than few minutes but is capable of flooding the area.Rainfall from a cloudburst is usually over 100 mm per hour.Cloudbursts descend from very high clouds, sometimes with tops above 15 kilometers. Rapid precipitation is possible due to large droplets grow...

  • Leh flash floods: Relief and rescue work on war footing

    Leh flash floods: Relief and rescue work on war footing

    The flash floods, caused by a cloudburst have transformed the picturesque landscape of Leh into a virtual disaster zone with buildings, houses and schools completely destroyed.The scene in Choglamsar village on the outskirts of Leh town - flattened houses and buried vehicles - looks like it's straight out of a disaster movie. But on this road leadi...

  • Leh flash floods: A father finds his son

    Leh flash floods: A father finds his son

    Finally, a father has found his son. Cyrus Surti's son Rohan, who was missing since Friday in Leh called home today and told his parents he was safe. Rohan  said it would take him about a week to get back, as it was impossible to leave Leh right now. Rohan is in India on a holiday from Australia. He was in  Ladakh with his friends. His fa...

  • Blog: Report from Leh Ground Zero

    Blog: Report from Leh Ground Zero

    The Leh Airport does not give any indication of the devastation that the sudden cloudburst wrought on the Ladakh capital late on Thursday night. The Army and the Air Force have managed to completely wipe out the slush that the runway was under through the day on Friday.So, flights landed - commecial as well as military - on Saturday morning bringin...

  • Leh flash floods: 115 killed, over 500 injured

    Leh flash floods: 115 killed, over 500 injured

    At least 115 people have been killed and hundreds are still missing, among them are 31 jawans, after flash floods hit Leh in Ladakh. Reports said a number of people were killed and many injured in a massive cloudburst on Thursday night. (See pictures) "We were sitting inside when we got to know about the floods. We came outside and saw the entire ...

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