17 villagers go missing after cloudburst in Ladakh

Leh, August 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least 17 persons went missing during the cloudburst An artificial lake in Ladakh region.

The seventeen persons went missing in a cloud burst on Sunday evening in Rumbak Village along Ladakh’s Zanskar River in the Ladakh district.

14 persons were rescued from the Rumbak Village along Ladakh’s Zanskar River that was hit by a flash flood due to the bursting of a glacial lake, the authorities said.

“Alert! As per information received from CEO, DDMA Leh, there is an outburst of an artificial lake near Rumbak resulting in blockage of the Indus River and creating an artificial lake in the area. The artificial lake formed in the river may outburst anytime,” tweeted by the Department of Information and Public Relations Leh (DIPR Leh).

“The road approaching Rumbak, Zingchen, Yurutse and Rumchung has been cut off from the main road,” DIPR Leh further tweeted. KMS-6R