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Floods leave 13 people dead at Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir


SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 13 people have died after sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Officials say at least three dozen people were missing and an unspecified number of injured devotees were airlifted to hospitals for treatment. The rain near the cave revered by Hindus sent a wall of water down a gorge and swept away about two dozen camps and two makeshift kitchens. Officials say an estimated 10,000 people were in the mountains when the rains struck. The region’s disaster management department says emergency workers were searching for missing people despite inclement weather.

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