Photos: Uttarakhand battered by rains, floods; thousands stranded

India | | June 19, 2013, 9:39 am
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Vehicles wait on the road to Badrinath due to landslide and flood following heavy rains in Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

Vehicles wait on the road to Badrinath due to landslide and flood following heavy rains in Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

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A view of flooded Mandakini river in Chamoli district on Tuesday followed by heavy rains in Uttarakhand.

A view of flooded Mandakini river in Chamoli district on Tuesday followed by heavy rains in Uttarakhand.

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A view of the washed off buildings area near Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand on Tuesday following incessant rains and floods.

A view of the washed off buildings area near Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand on Tuesday following incessant rains and floods.

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A damaged government guest house falls into the flooded water of the Ganga in Shrinagar district, Uttarakhand.

A damaged government guest house falls into the flooded water of the Ganga in Shrinagar district, Uttarakhand.

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A submerged idol of Shiva stands in the flooded river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

A submerged idol of Shiva stands in the flooded river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

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People gather to watch a bridge submerged in the flooded water in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.

People gather to watch a bridge submerged in the flooded water in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.

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People cross the Laxman Jhula over the flooded Ganga in Rishikesh.

People cross the Laxman Jhula over the flooded Ganga in Rishikesh.

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Houses are partly submerged in the flooded Ganga in Uttarakashi district.

Houses are partly submerged in the flooded Ganga in Uttarakashi district.

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Houses are submerged as trucks flow in flood waters of the Bhagirathi river in Shrinagar district in Uttarakhand.

Houses are submerged as trucks flow in flood waters of the Bhagirathi river in Shrinagar district in Uttarakhand.

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A man rows past a bus partly submerged in flood water in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

A man rows past a bus partly submerged in flood water in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.