India floods: a man-made disaster

from The Guardian
Published on 28 Jun 2013 View Original

When the rains came in Uttarakhand, it was runaway building projects, dams and official failures that made them catastrophic

The terrible floods in India's tiny north Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, which killed more than 1,000 people, left 70,000 stranded for days and destroyed livelihoods, have been officially termed a natural calamity caused by cloudbursts and unprecedented heavy monsoon rainfall.

Read the full report on the Guardian.