Covenant Social Services (CSS) of the Hindustani Covenant Church continues to send updates to Covenant World Relief regarding the devastating floods in India and current disaster relief efforts:
Recent natural calamity due to cloud burst, followed by flood and landslides in Uttarakhand has claimed more than 5000 lives. The numbers of people stranded, seriously injured, and missing are in hundreds and thousands.
The deluge has also swept away buildings and homes and destroyed major roads, bridges, and vast tracts of farmland. Most of the victims are Hindu pilgrims and villagers in remote locations of the mountain ranges. Considering the devastation media has termed it as ‘Himalayan Tsunami’. The devastation started on June 16, but the aftermath continues to affect communities in the area. As long as the rescue operation is not complete and temporary mending for the disconnected roads are not made, one cannot for sure tell the exact figure of deaths, missing persons, and financial losses. Continue Reading »