Student washed away, 131 rescued in flashfloods in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 20:52

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