Kashmir Floods: The destruction after the storm

Nearly two weeks have passed since parts of Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir were submerged in waters more than two dozen
feet 
high, leaving 600,000 people stranded in what has been described as the worst floods to hit the region in a hundred years.

In Kashmir, at least 250 people have died and thousands of others have been left injured or destitute. Many people remain unaccounted for.

The survivors face a struggle to rebuild their lives amid dwindling fresh water, food and medical supplies. Kashmiris say aid and assistance is still too disorganized and slow, and fear rehabilitation is a long way away.

Beyond the immediate trauma and the estimated $1-billion in financial damage wrought, the devastation to the majestic old gulleys of Srinagar is likely to be permanent.

 

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