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On June 16, 2013, at about 7:30 p.m. a landslide occurred near Kedarnath Temple with loud thunder followed by gushing of huge amount of waters from Chorabari Tal or Gandhi Tal down Mandakini river at about 8:30 p.m. which washed everything away in its path. Then again the next day on the 17th of June, 2013 at about 6:40 a.m. in the morning waters rushed down river Saraswati and from Chorabari Tal or Gandhi Sarovar bringing along with its flow huge amount of silt, rocks and boulders. A huge boulder got stuck behind Baba Kedarnath Temple, protecting it from the ravages of the flood's fury. The flood waters gushed on both the sides of the temple destroying everything in its path.

Massive rescue operations were launched in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand with 40 helicopters pressed into service to evacuate over 9000 people on agerage perday from Kedarnath and Badrinath areas as the state government said the toll in the rain fury could be 'shockingly high.'
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The archive lists on my collection reminds me the themes of underhanded exceptions by nature..
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Hand Held shot ,may be some shakes,sorry for that.
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