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Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains, that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan.

Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
A shelter is erected on the edge of flood waters in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, in the Kashmir Valley, on September 16, 2014. Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
A woman walks along a make shift bridge across flood waters in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, in the Kashmir Valley, on September 16, 2014. Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
People wade through flood waters in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, in the Kashmir Valley, on September 16, 2014. Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
Kashmiri residents wade through floodwaters in Rakshalana, south of Srinagar, on September 15, 2014. Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
Kashmiri residents wade through floodwaters in Rakshalana, south of Srinagar, on September 15, 2014. Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
Kashmiri residents wade through floodwaters in Rakshalana, south of Srinagar, on September 15, 2014. Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded
A Kashmiri shopkeeper waits for customers as he sit inside in a flood water logged area in Srinagar on September 16, 2014. Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. (AFP/Getty Images)