Death toll in Rajouri flash floods reaches 3

Jammu, July 30 (KMS): The death toll in flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Rajouri district reached three with the recovery of one more body from Munawar Tawi in Nowshera area.

Meanwhile, the around a dozen people trapped in floods and landslide hit areas in two separate operations were rescued in Dhangri Badhoon and Thandikassi villages of the district.

Though the water level in most of the water bodies receded, yet flash floods had left behind large scale imprints in terms of devastation of government as well as private properties. Consequently, relief and rescue operations continued.

Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan told media that field officials of concerned departments were asked to conduct extensive surveys and to submit a detailed loss report of all kinds.

“The death toll due to flood in Rajouri has now reached three as a man’s body has been recovered from Munawar Tawi in Nowshera. The body is unidentified as of now. But we suspect that the said body is of a man who was washed away in flood water on Wednesday evening in Muradpur Bathuni village of Rajouri,” said Deputy Commissioner.

Meanwhile, officials said that a few link roads in village areas of the district were affected after some portions of retention walls were collapsed amid heavy rainfall. “No main road in Rajouri is closed,” Deputy SP Traffic, Aftab Shah said. On the other hand, mudslides continued in Panjgrian village of Rajouri’s Manjakote tehsil for the second day on Thursday and some agriculture fields also suffered damages.

“Mudslide started on Wednesday evening amid heavy rainfall and continued for the second day on Thursday. This damaged the agricultural land of Alam Din, son of Fazal, resident of Panjgrian ,” said officials.

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