Agence India Press
Srinagar: Incessant rains since past one week have led to flood like situation in Kashmir. The flood threat is looming large in North Kashmir, which witnessed heavy rains for past ten days.
Low-lying areas in Kupwara including Bohipora and Gushi villages are submerged in water and many families have already taken most of their belongings out of their houses. The Nallah Kehmil flowing between these two villages reports said was flowing above the normal water level since past few days.
Rains have also badly affected life in summer capital city Srinagar. Rains also brought down temperatures drastically as people had to switch over to woolens for warmth.
Meanwhile a cop was washed away in flash floods in Jammu’s Kathua district. Patdev Singh was crossing the river Ujh in Kathua district, when flash floods triggered by rains washed him away yesterday, reports said. His body was later recovered from the river. In another case, Jito Devi was killed when her house collapsed in Bishnah area of Jammu district while his husband Rattan Lal was injured, they said.
Reports said that at regular intervals shooting stones were coming down at different places along 300 kilometers long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, however two-way traffic was not disrupted on highway.
The incessant rains, reports said also led to an increase in the water level of major rivers including the Jehlum. At the same time, rains have delayed the farming practice in villages of north and south Kashmir.
Reports said that the seedlings and fruit buds also got damaged in north Kashmir villages due to the heavy rains. Rains caused disruption in normal life activities affecting power supply in many areas of North Kashmir. (AIP)
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