Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed more than 60 and injured over 200 in the town of Leh in the Ladakh region in the Indian-administered Kashmir, PressTv reported. "So far we have some 60 dead," Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora told AFP from Leh on Friday.
Relief workers are finding it difficult to reach the Himalayan town as the runway of the civil airport in Leh has been cut off and roads are completely damaged. Some 4,000 members of the Indian Army have been dispatched to the flood-ravaged areas and have launched a massive rescue operation.
Authorities expect the causality toll to be high as many buildings have been washed away in the downpours.