Leh floods affect 135 US nationals

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Leh Rescue Operation
Washington, Aug 12: In the tragic incident of Leh cloudbursts and flash floods, at least 135 US nationals have been affected but no casualties have been reported since last Friday, Aug 6 said the Obama Administration.

"I think we're aware right now of about 135 US citizens affected by the floods. We have no reports of deaths or injuries," State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said.

"As of yesterday, I think there were still a handful of American citizens that we had not yet had contact with, so I would assume at this point that we have not accounted for everybody, but at this point we're not aware of anybody that has been killed or injured," Crowley said.

As rescue operations continue four more bodies were pulled out from under the mud and slush in Leh, taking the toll to 170.

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