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Disaster In Uttarakhand, India: Huge Death Toll (June 2013)

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22 June: The day flood hit Gaurikund on 17th morning, I, with my uncle fled to Gauri village then to Munkatiya. We waited for food and water…., nothing came to us. We were about 200. I drank rain water. No food. My uncle’s mobile once worked, and we informed our family! We waited long, nothing came to us. Then on 20th morning we decided to take risk and walk on foot! After four days, I could just eat food at Fata (a small township)!” ...

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