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Candle light march in Leh for cloudburst victims

A massive candle light march was today held here in memory of the victims of the cloudburst which was attended by people from various strata of society including locals, monks, nuns and foreigners.



Leh: A massive candle light march was today
held here in memory of the victims of the cloudburst which was
attended by people from various strata of society including
locals, monks, nuns and foreigners.

The condolence peace march which started off around seven
in the evening from the petrol pump area was attended by
thousands of people.

The cloudburst followed by flash floods claimed 166 lives
and injured hundreds others, took place on the intervening
night of August 5 and 6.

The crowd, slowly marching towards the main market, was
led by the monks who chanted from holy scriptures.

Bystanders kept joining the march as it progressed and
slowly the entire stretch of the main road was swarmed with
candle-bearing people.

Despite the presence of a large number of people, the
march was a silent one barring the murmurings of prayers
especially when they passed by the damaged properties.

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

-PTI

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