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Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
  • +18 See more slides
    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
  • +18 See more slides
    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
    Click next to view more shocking pictures: Gujaratis alleged discrimination during rescue operations
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    Walsad(Gujarat): Recalling the horror of floods that hit Kedarnath, Walsad's Nainaben Rana feels distressed by the politics being played in the wake of such tragedy. Rana says that during the rescue operations, the Gujaratis were denied entry into the choppers.
    Pushben Patel who safely returned to his hometown in Gujarat recalls how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in due to pressure of gushing flood waters.
    “The water swept everything away in front of my eyes,” said Radhamohan Soni as he waited to catch a flight back to his hometown, recalling the horror of floods.
    In several places, food packets dropped by helicopters were swept away in the river. Many copters returned with the food packets, having found no safe place to drop them.
    Narayan Bhai told reporters that Gayatri Pariwar officials assisted them with money and food material. The association having its roots in Haridwar gave Rs 200 to as many stranded victims they were able to locate, claim many survivors who have returned safely from the flood-hit areas.
    We could neither move towards Roopkund nor return to Nainital for four days as all the roads were blocked. After two days, the downpour stopped and the army personnel helped us return to Nainital, Dr. Kulkarni told reporters after safely returning to his ,hometown in Gujarat.
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