17 feared dead in Kashmir floods

Srinagar, March 30:

Seventeen people are feared dead due to house collapses and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.

(pic courtesy- Indian Express)
(pic courtesy- Indian Express)

A police officer told IANS here that a landslide triggered by incessant rain in Laden village of Budgam district buried two houses, trapping 16 people from two families.

Lal Hajam, head of a family buried in the house collapse, was away when the accident occurred, the officer said.

“We have not recovered any body from the debris,” he added.

Reports in winter capital Jammu said a vehicle carrying bovines on way to Udhampur from Doda was caught in flash floods and a young man, Angrez Singh, was washed away.

Meanwhile, water has inundated the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Pampore town, 12 km from Srinagar.

Reports said water had breached the Jhelum river embankment at one place in Pampore town, inundating the highway. IANS

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