Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, triggering flash floods and landslides in several districts, PTI reported.
Several vehicles were stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after it was closed for the second day due to over 30 landslides and mudslides in the Ramban-Udhampur sector.
“Around 2,000 passengers were stranded,” Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam said, according to ANI. “District administration started clearing the road and 20 sites were reopened, passengers were shifted to safer locations.”
— J&K Traffic Police (@Traffic_hqrs) June 22, 2022
Five persons were rescued by the State Disaster Response Force after they were trapped in flash floods in the Reasi district, according to PTI.
Low-lying areas in Srinagar were flooded after the incessant rains and rising water levels in River Jhelum, ANI reported. The river crossed the danger mark at Sangam in Anantnag district, PTI reported, citing officials.
#WATCH | Jammu & Kashmir: Due to continuous rainfall in the region & heavy inflow of water in Chenab river, Salal Dam authorities releases an enormous amount of water as they conduct emergent reservoir flushing in Reasi district pic.twitter.com/bsgiitw0HL
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2022
All educational institutions have been closed in Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda districts.
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