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June 25th, 2013
Himalayan Landslides Devastate Infrastructure in Northern India

In India, heavy June rains have killed more than 5,000 and stranded more than 19,000 people in the northern states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as landslides and flooded rivers cut off major routes and devastated the area’s Himalayan foothills. The torrents washed away more than 300 multi-story buildings—many of them illegally built along the riverbeds. While the Himalayan disaster has exposed weaknesses in emergency management policies, the need for India to adopt a sustainable and integrated infrastructure is as urgent as ever. Read More