Kashmir flood was predicted in 2010

The devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, which has left over 200 dead, was predicted by the state's flood control department four years ago, a media report said on Wednesday.

Srinagar: The devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, which has left over 200 dead, was predicted by the state's flood control department four years ago, a media report said on Wednesday.

According to a report in English daily Greater Kashmir, the flood control department warned in a report in 2010 that a massive flood may engulf the state in the next five years.

The report was sent to the union water resources ministry along with a Rs 2,200-crore project report to develop infrastructure to deal with floods, the daily said.

The report had assessed that "the Srinagar-Jammu highway may be washed away, leaving the Valley cut off from the rest of the country".

It added: "The Indira Gandhi Road leading to airport will also be submerged, cutting the aerial access to the valley as well."

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