Flash floods kill at least 85 in Indian Kashmir

August 6, 2010 13:13


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SRINAGAR – The death toll has risen to 85 in flash floods that hit a major town in Indian-controlled Kashmir's remote and mountainous Ladakh region.

State police chief Kuldeep Khoda says at least 340 others have been injured.

Communications to most parts of the region have been damaged so Khoda said Friday it is still unclear how many people have been left homeless.

The flooding caused by an overnight downpour has also damaged the region's airport and washed away hundreds of homes in and around Leh, the main town in Ladakh.

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