On August 6, 2010
in the middle of the night a dramatic natural disaster occurred. A‘CLOUD BURST’ hit the entire Himalayan region of North India including Leh, Ladakh. The torrential downpour – 14 inches within 2 hours caused FLASH FLOODS throughout the area causing massive destruction – many perished.71 towns and villages were damaged 234 persons died and over 800 were reported missing. Homes, Bridges, Roads and the Airport was destroyed.
We were there.
It was life changing. We are forever grateful and fortunate, that the people we were with from LADAKH were caring and warm, they put our safety before even theirs and helped us evacuate through Kargil and then Kashmir – the only route left open….