Thursday June 22, 2017 08:11 AM EST

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: Govind Ghat

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: The parking lot at Govind Ghat, where busses and cars, and their drivers, park and wait for the devotees has now been washed away by the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: The main bridge at Govind Ghat, where devotees cross and begin their trek to Gobind Dham and on to Hemkund Sahib, has now been washed away by the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: The main bridge at Govind Ghat, where devotees cross and begin their trek to Gobind Dham and on to Hemkund Sahib, has now been washed away by the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: The gurdwara at Govind Ghat, where many devotees stay over night and begin their journey early in the morning to Gobind Dham and on to Hemkund Sahib, has sustained severe damage from the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: Sevadars serving langar to devotees outside the gurdwara at Govind Ghat. The langar hall has now been washed away by the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: Hemkund Sahib Road is essentially a footpath for devotees that begins at Gobind Ghat and goes to Gobind Dham and ends at Hemkund Sahib. The footpath sustained heavy damage and may have been washed away during the June flash floods.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

File Photo, 2005: Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib was spared the worst of the devastation from the June flash floods, but devotees were trapped when the footpath and bridges were washed away.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

Photo courtesy, United Sikhs: United Sikhs volunteers making a missing persons list.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

Photo courtesy, United Sikhs: Family members rushed to Rishikesh to find missing relatives only to find little or no information. They left the names, photos and other details of their missing loved ones with United Sikhs.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

Photo courtesy, United Sikhs: United Sikhs volunteers record information of missing persons.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

Photo courtesy, United Sikhs: A survivor from the Hemkund Sahib route.

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

Photo courtesy, United Sikhs: A survivor from the Hemkund Sahib route.

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