Flash floods kills 2 in Jammu
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 20: Heavy rains on Friday triggered flash floods in several parts of Jammu region claiming two lives in district Kathua, while five persons were injured after lightening struck a house in Talab Tillo during heavy downpour that lashed Jammu region Friday morning.
Official sources said that security personnel rescued six school children, including two girls from Chaki Choura area in tehsil Akhnoor when they were trapped in flash floods triggered by heavy downpour.
Two persons were washed away in flashfloods at two different places in Kathua district. The body of a 25-year-old Sham Lal, son of Kali Ram, resident of Chakk Dessa village was recovered from Sherpur Khad nullah flowing near Kathua town. Another person identified as Munish, resident of Nagri was washed away in strong currents of water of a swollen nullah. His body has not been recovered so far.
The vehicular movement on Jammu-Pathankote Highway remained disrupted for ten hours after a stretch of road was washed away in flash floods at Gurha Mundian near Hiranagar Morh in district Kathua. Thousands of passengers, including Amarnath and Vaishno Devi pilgrims had a tough time as hundreds of passenger and commercial vehicles remained stranded following blockade of the road.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Aug 2010 00:00:00 IST
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