Kashmir struggles with record floods

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:30 PM
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Heavy rainfall and poor disaster management have led to the worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, with hundreds dead, homes and businesses washed away and more than 100,000 people in need of rescue.

See our story on the floods here.

  • Residents take shelter on rooftops as the River Tawi floods their houses that lie along its banks in Jammu, India, on September 6, 2014.

  • A woman weeps at the site of her home devastated by floods in Kuppar village near Jammu in September 2014.

  • Zareena Begum and her daughter at their flood-devastated home at Bashir Gujjar Basti in Jammu.

  • The River Tawi in Jammu flows at dangerous levels on September 6, 2014.

  • People look at a bridge across the Tawi River that was damaged in the floods near Belicharana on the outskirts of Jammu city on September 7.

  • A woman looks for missing goods in mud left behind by floods from the River Tawi Gujjar Nagar in Jammu on September 10.

  • A woman cleans her sewing machine which was buried under mud brought to her house by floods at Surachakk Mandal village in Jammu on September 10.

  • A woman distributes food to children in a flood-affected area of Sidhra, near Jammu, on September 8. Access to food and clean drinking water is one of the biggest problems facing flood-survivors in Jammu region.

  • A man takes stock of his ruined paddy rice field covered by mud and silt from floods in Kuppar village in Jammu, India.

  • Women remove mud from their house in Gujjar Nagar, in India's Jammu and Kashmir region, on September 9, following record flooding.

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