- Heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua
- Three people were swept away in the flash floods caused by rain
Jammu and Kashmir: Three people were washed away in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Officials said that the rescue operation has been started when these three people were washed away in the Tarnah drain in the district. They have been identified as Dev Raj (50), Bablu (48) and Kamal Singh (60), he said. Incessant rains in the state have thrown life out of gear. Schools and colleges had to be closed four days ago in the state due to heavy rains and floods. People were advised to stay at home.
Heavy rain in Ramban four days ago
Schools and educational institutions were closed in Ramban district on Thursday due to flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains in Jammu. Officials said the water level in the Chenab river has crossed the danger level by 35 feet. The water level has been warned of further rise. The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was also closed due to mudslide, leaving hundreds of vehicles stuck. “All government and private schools will remain closed today in view of heavy rains in Ramban district,” an official said. Students have been advised to stay at home and be safe.
Had to stop Amarnath Yatra
The Amarnath Yatra had to be stopped due to incessant rains and landslides. The landslide occurred after heavy rain on the Yatra route. After this this step was taken. The Amarnath Yatra from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes was temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following incessant heavy rains. Landslides occurred at two places in Banihal area of Ramban. After this the Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed. Due to the falling of stones from the mountains, the batch of Amarnath Yatris from Jammu was stopped as a precautionary measure at Chadrankot in Ramban.
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