Student washed away, 131 rescued in flashfloods in J&K
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 20:52
Jammu: A student was washed away and 131 people were rescued in flash floods in Rajouri, Ramban and Jammu districts of Jammu and Kashmir where seven houses collapsed due to heavy rains.

Munir Ahmed, a class nine student, drowned in swollen Neel River in Banihal area of Ramban district and his body was recovered today, officials said.

A labourer Raveed Ahmed, who was also washed away in flash floods in Sangaldan area of Ramban district yesterday, is still missing, they said.

Police and locals rescued a 120 members of tribal families who were caught in flash floods in Agly Tawi and Sukh Nallah in Rajouri district last evening, they said.

In another incident, 10 persons were rescued by Indian Air Force (IAF) Choppers in Garkhal area of Akhnoor in Jammu district, they said adding a sadhu was also rescued in Tawi river.

Due to heavy rains, seven houses collapsed in Doda, Poonch, Ramban and Reasi districts of the region, they said. However, no one was injured in the incidents.


First Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 20:52

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