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Flood-hit Indians struggle to rebuild lives in the “Land of the Gods”

By Nita Bhalla | Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:22 AM
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JOSHIMATH, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the floodwater began pouring into their homes on the evening of June 16, the inhabitants of Pulma and Bhyundar villages in the Indian Himalayas could do nothing but run.

The 500 or so villagers trekked up a nearby mountain, sheltering in a forest for almost two days without food and water until they saw Indian Air Force helicopters overhead and ...

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