One washed away, 10 rescued from flashfloods in J&K

One person was washed away while ten others were rescued from the swirling waters in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 12:13 PM IST

Jammu: One person was washed away while
ten others were rescued from the swirling waters in Kathua
and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mohinder Singh (36) was washed away in flashfloods in
Koulpur stream in Vijaypur belt of Samba district.

His body was recovered from the stream at Khanpur this
morning, police said.

Flashfloods struck the two districts when 20,000 cusecs
of water was released from Rajit Sagar Dam in river Ravi here.

Around six persons were rescued from Ravi river after 13
hours, this morning at Lakhanpur belt of Kathua district, they
said.

Four persons, including 2 children from the Gujjar
community were also rescued in Kathua district, they said.

PTI

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