The Indian military Monday scaled up its massive operation to rescue thousands marooned in Jammu and Kashmir's worst floods in 50 years that has claimed over 160 lives so far.
Relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir were stepped up on Monday with Indian Air Force (IAF) using choppers and planes to rescue those stranded in the most hit areas even as the death toll crossed 160.
Snowfall in the high altitude areas and heavy rains in plains on Tuesday brought down the mercury across the Kashmir Valley.
Five youths were killed and two others were injured as lighting struck border districts of Baramulla and Kupwara in north Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.
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