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Mansoon rains. India
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India: Israelis stranded in village due to flood

12 Israelis stranded in Indian village after heavy rain, snow cause massive flooding. Concerned parent: 'They have no electricity, its cold, food supplies are dwindling'

A group of 12 Israeli travelers have been stranded in a small village in India since Sunday, after a snow storm reached the area.


Last week, the group of two men and ten women fresh out of the IDF set out on a trip in northern India, but due to monsoon rains, snow and rock avalanches which led to the blocking of roads and bridges they became stranded.


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According to the parents of the backpackers, the group was staying in a guesthouse at the area, without electricity and with limited amounts of food, waiting for the roads to reopen.


"In a phone call I had with my son he was very brief and just said 'dad, I need to save the battery I have because I can't charge my phone… I just called to let you know I was ok," one father said.


"Within the next couple of days the weather is expected to improve, but on Sunday monsoon rains are expected to return, stronger than they were until now, so we want our kids to be rescued as soon as possible," the father added.


According to the Foreign Ministry, "The ministry has been in touch with the families and after discussing the issue with India, it turned out that the Israeli group was staying at a guesthouse and when the weather allows it, the Indians intend to clear the roads so that the group could keep going."



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פרסום ראשון: 06.19.13, 01:06
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