Srinagar: Army rescued nearly 500 families
marooned by flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir`s Bandipora district.
Nearly 500 families were marooned in Sheikhmuquam and
Turkpura villages yesterday due to flash floods caused by
cloudburst and heavy rains. The Army unit deployed in the area
immediately rushed to the area and rescued the villagers,
defence officials said here today.
Additional reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to
provide assistance to the ongoing rescue operations, they
said, adding that food packets, medicines and other provisions
are being provided to the affected villagers.
Meanwhile, at least 30 houses were damaged at Uri in
Baramulla district in a cloudburst last night.
Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohiuddin
today visited the affected areas in Uri and announced an
immediate relief of Rs 5,000 per family and free ration for
one month to the victims.