Thousands join candlelight march for Leh victims

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Leh, Aug 12: Locals, foreigners, monks and nuns were among those who came together here on Wednesday, Aug 11 evening to hold a candlelight vigil in the memory of the victims of the cloudburst.

Thousands of people joined the condolence peace march which began from the petrol pump area at around 7 pm. The march, led by monks chanting lines from the holy scriptures, proceeded towards the main market.

Cluseau, a France national who was part of the march, said, "I heard about the march through a friend of mine. I came here to express my solidarity."

The flash floods, which were triggered off by a series of cloudbursts on Aug 5, have claimed at least 166 lives so far.

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