Jal Pralay ” The 2013 Kedarnath Tragedy”

This is a documentary based on real event happened in kedarnath in 2013. In June 2013, a mid-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttrakhand caused devastating floods and landslides, becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. The rainfall received that month was far greater than the rainfall the state usually received. Debris blocked the rivers, causing major overflow. The main day of the flood was 16 June 2013. Though some parts of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in India experienced heavy rainfall, some regions of Western Nepal, and some parts of Western Tibet also experienced heavy rainfall, which drained via the river system to inundate Uttarakhand; hence, over 89% of the casualties occurred in that state. As of 16 July 2013, according to figures provided by the Government of Uttarakhand, more than 5,700 people were "presumed dead." This total included 934 local residents. Destruction of bridges and roads left about 300,000 pilgrims and tourists trapped in the valleys leading to three of the four Hindu Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The Indian Air Force, the Indian Army, and paramilitary troops evacuated more than 110,000 people from the flood-ravaged area.

Director: Yash Johari
Length: 00:07:53
Country: India
Language: English
Date: 01.05.2022