Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Some 15 000 people have been airlifted to safety after severe flash floods swept through makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is located at an altitude of 4.1 km (2.5 miles) and is covered with snow most of the year except for the short summer period when it is open to pilgrims.

Very rare tornado hits Assam, India

Very rare tornado hits Assam, India

A weak tornado hit the district of Barpeta, Assam, India on May 7, 2022, damaging 7 huts.
The tornado started from the banks of the Brahmaputra river, which flows close to Rowmari village, and remained restricted to a small area. While northern India is prone to tornadoes, this event was described by meteorologists as very rare.