33 killed in AJK floods
Muzaffarabad, July 30: At least 33 persons were killed and 55 wounded while nine were missing in floods that hit capital city of AJK and other areas after incessant rains lashed other Kashmir for three days.
Officials said most of those who died in floods were from Muzaffarabad as 12 persons perished in the waters while 18 were wounded and several were missing.
The rivers Neelum, Jhelum and Kunhar with streams and nullahs were inundated and so were the areas on the banks.
Two people were killed in district Hattian Bala, three in Mirpur, four in Kotli, two each in district Bagh, Rawalakot and Sudhnuti as houses caved in and in other rain related incidents, officials of Disaster Control Room said.
“About 103 houses have been damaged completely, 326 partially, four bridges, five hydro power stations and several link roads have been perished in the flood water and complete report of lives loss and property damages are awaited as we have no communication with the upper parts of Neelum and Leepa valleys,” said Arshad Qureshi, in charge Disaster Control Room Additional Secretary Home.
In capital Muzaffarabad, three market and a locality was flooded by the water of river Neelum which was flowing with heavy wooden logs which caused damages to the bridges and buildings.
In Bagh and Rawalakot district some 30 people were injured due to accidents and house collapses due to rain. Three persons were missing from district Muzaffarabad while work on huge Neelum- Jhelum Hydro electric project and dozens of other reconstruction schemes was suspended due to rains.
The roads connecting Neelum Jhelum and Leepa valleys with capital Muzaffarabad have been closed since Wednesday causing shortage of food items in these areas.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST
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