Flash Floods And Landslides As Heavy Rains, Snowfall Lash IIOKJ

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty third Jun, 2022 ) :Heavy rains lashed Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, triggering flash floods and landslides, with authorities compelled to close colleges in a number of districts together with Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban and evacuate folks from low-lying areas, whereas the strategic Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway remained blocked for the second day leaving a whole bunch of autos stranded.

According to Kashmir media service, in Kashmir, the Jhelum crossed the hazard mark at Sangam in Islamabad district and the water degree was rising in different rivers additionally.

A excessive alert has been sounded in areas near river Chenab and its tributaries, the officers mentioned.

Snowfall within the greater reaches together with the shrine of Amarnath has considerably introduced down the day temperature, the officers mentioned.

Police rescued 50 passengers travelling in ten autos who have been trapped resulting from snowfall and heavy rains within the high-altitude space in Kishtwar district, officers mentioned.

“Snowfall and heavy rains triggered flash-floods in Simthan top area following which 50 passengers including some women and children, were stranded. The police got the track cleared and after a lot of hard work rescued all the passengers,” an official mentioned.

The water degree at Sangam within the Anantnag district was measured at 21.60 ft, marginally above the 21-feet mark for flood declaration, they mentioned.

Vaishov stream, which flows primarily by means of Kulgam district, was flowing dangerously above the flood alert mark. However, the water degree has began receding since 10 am, the officers mentioned.

A breach was reported in a brief diversion alongside the banks of Vaishov stream at Chamgund in Kulgam, they mentioned including many areas of the district have been flooded.

Authorities have began transferring folks from low-lying areas to safer areas, they mentioned.

The Doodhganga stream was additionally flowing near flood alarm degree at Barzulla within the coronary heart of Srinagar’s civil traces space.

The weatherman had forecast enchancment in climate later within the day.

Schools in lots of elements of the valley have been closed as a result of heavy rains which resulted in water logging in low-lying areas.

Many homes in Bemina, Rambagh and Rajbagh areas of town have been affected resulting from water-logging.

A gaggle of 14 trekkers was stranded close to Tarser Lake in south Kashmir and a rescue crew was rushed to the spot from Pahalgam.

The snowfall within the higher reaches and rains within the plains have despatched the mercury nostril diving and Srinagar witnessed its coldest June day in nearly 50 years, in response to obtainable information.

An incident of home collapse was additionally reported from Ramban district, whereas 5 folks trapped in flash floods in river Ans in Reasi district have been rescued by the police, officers mentioned.

The Doda district administration has declared excessive alert in a number of areas within the mountainous district.

“We have been forced to declare high alert in areas close to river Chenab and its tributaries, and also on slopes and slide-prone areas of Ramban and Doda districts,” an official mentioned.

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