A view of the Hindu holy town of Kedarnath from a helicopter after a flood, in Uttarakhand State, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Poor planning hampered rescue operations, say experts, which continue on June 24 in northern India where more than 1,000 people are said to have died in landslides and flash floods. (AP Photo)
Floods in the Himalayas–and the landslides caused by them–have taken the lives of 1,000 already in India. A top Indian official, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, said Monday that the number of deaths could rise while soldiers continue to both rescue stranded people and find more bodies.