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J&K flash floods: 22 people rescued

Last Updated: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 16:45

Jammu: Twenty-two people trapped in flash floods in Kathua and Jammu districts on Saturday were safely rescued by police and locals, officials said.

"After a three-hour-long operation, 22 people trapped in Kathua and Jammu have been safely rescued by police and locals," an official said.

Of the 22 people rescued, 15 were trapped in Kathua and seven in Jammu district, he said.
Meanwhile, a flash flood alert has been sounded in Jammu region, where intermittent overnight rains resulted in the flooding of rivers, officials said.

Water level in Chenab, Tawi, Ujh and Basantar rivers are nearing the danger mark, they said, adding that people living in low-lying areas have been alerted and warned of flash floods. They have also been asked to keep away from banks of the flooded rivers.


First Published: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 13:13
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