The death toll from flash floods in India-controlled Kashmir has risen to 130 people while 600 were reported injured in the Leh and adjoining villages, officials said, Xinhua reported.
The deluge triggered early Friday after a heavy rainfall and cloudburst caused a massive damage in the area washing away buildings, roads and bridges. Rescue operations are going on in full swing.
Officials said the exact number of missing can not be established, however, the rough estimates put forward by officials say 600 people are missing.
Disaster Management officials said the death toll can go up further.
Two planes carrying relief material, rescue workers and doctors have reached Leh Saturday. Apart from this six Indian Air Force air craft also carried relief material and doctors to the area.
Army, Police, Paramilitary troops and civil administration have launched rescue operations on massive scale in the area.
The injured are being treated at makeshift medical camps and seriously injured have been admitted in army hospital Leh. "The Leh military hospital is overburdened but we are trying hard to treat injured even in makeshift medical camps," said Lt. Col. J. S. Brar, the Indian army spokesman.
Indian army has mobilized several columns of its troops to the affected area to carry out rescue operations.
Indian defense officials said 25 army personnel are reported missing and three bodies of troopers have been retrieved. The High Altitude Research Institute of Indian army has also been damaged.
The Indian army has a large presence in Ladakh, close to Chinese border.
Ladakh is a famous tourist destination and so far there is no news about death of any foreign tourist in the flash floods. However, the Indian Ministry of Defense in a statement issued Friday late evening said some foreign tourists have been affected by the flash floods.