Jammu and Kashmir Floods: Rains hit Srinagar again

| Friday, April 3, 2015 - 14:42
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J&K Floods: Rains hit Srinagar again

SRINAGAR: Flood fear emerges again in Srinagar due to continuous rain since morning. The army has started the evacuation process, reports said.

Water level of Jhelum River has receded due to heavy rains in the state for the last few days.

MeT department have warned of more rainfall in 72 hours. “The heavy rainfall is expected in some places from April 1 to April 3,” said MeT department.

"The water level stood at 15 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar) and at 12 feet at Sangam (Anantnag) today morning," a senior official of the flood control department told IANS in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Sixteen members of two families were buried alive on Monday as landslide swept their homes in Laden village of Badgam district, 40 km from Srinagar city.

Bodies of four women, a man and an infant, have been recovered so far from the debris and efforts are on to recover other bodies believed to be buried under it.

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday declared a flood alert after water level continued to rise in the Jhelum River due to incessant rain.

After declaring the flood alert, the state government announced the compensation to flood victims.

People living on the banks of the river have been asked to leave their homes and move to safer places or camps that have been established in the valley, said a government spokesperson.

(With IANS Inputs)

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