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How a strike left many stranded in Kedarnath when floods hit the area


Subhajit Sengupta,CNN-IBN
Jun 24, 2013 at 11:28am IST

Dehradun: Thousands of tourists were stranded in Uttarakhand's Kedarnath when fierce flash floods hit the area. The question is as to why were tourists so vulnerable and left stranded in Kedarnath.

CNN-IBN takes a look at what unfolded just before the devastating floods in Kedarnath. On June 13 and 14, mule owners and porters declared a strike after a dispute with the helicopter owners.

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Helicopters were also not allowed to land during the strike. The administration officials tried to resolve the issue, but the strike left crowds stranded at Kedarnath. And then tragically, within a day, flash floods hit the area on June 15 and 16 as the monsoon hit the country early.

What was left to see after that was massive destruction and thousands trapped in the area.

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