Uttarakhand tragedy: Bodies pile up outside gate of Kedarnath temple


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Niticentral Staff22 Jun 2013

 
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Uttarakhand tragedy: Bodies pile up outside gate of Kedarnath templeDead bodies have piled up outside the gate of Kedarnath temple as the whole town has been completely washed away by the swelling Mandakini River.

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According to reports, rain water gushed into the town from the summit behind the shrine carrying rocks and boulders, destroying everything on its path.

The most ironic part of the tragedy is despite the mobile phone towers remaining intact, there is no electricity due to which people were unable to contact their families as their phones ran out of charge.

IAF has already started rescue operation in the area.

(With inputs from agencies)

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