Heavy rains cripple life in Jammu region
Man dies, 3 houses damaged in Rajouri
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Sep 15: Heavy rains wreak havoc across Jammu region on Thursday killing one person and damaging three residential structures.
The incessant rain from the wee hours of Thursday till the evening in most parts of the region brought the entire life to standstill. The rain also took commuters to surprise in Jammu city, which witnessed around 84.6 mm rainfall during first two hours.
Doda, Kishtwar and Rajouri districts of the region, however, witnessed the heaviest rainfall and reports of damage to the residential houses were also pouring in.
Official sources said that the rain spelt misery for many farmers as it devastated standing crop, fruit orchards and vegetable crops at many places.
In border district of Rajouri, a villager, identified as Muhammad Shafi son of Muhammad Din, was drowned in a nallah. The villager was crossing the nallah when it was hit by a flash flood, sources said adding, his body was later recovered about two kilometers away from the site of the incident.
Three residential houses also suffered damage due to the rain fall in Kandi area of the district, they added.
The traffic on Srinagar-Jammu Highway and Batote-Kishtwar Highway remained unaffected despite the rain. Officials said that the traffic may be suspended only in case of any report of landslides along the highway.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM JAMMU
Muhammad Anwar Al-Nasir posted Sub Judge Pattan
Srinagar, Sep 15: Registrar General of High Court on Thursday ordered following transfers and postings of Judicial Officers. Muhammad Anwar Al-Nasir, Munsiff, on his adhoc promotion as Sub Judge More
- Srinagar City
Two year project incomplete even after three years; authorities prefer blame game; Shahr-e-Khaas suffers
Srinagar, Sep 15: In 2008, government started a prestigious project to upgrade Nallahmar Road, a key connectivity to Shahr-e-Khaas, by laying new drainage system, water pipes and blacktopping. Three years More
Delhi blast fallout
Kishtwar Sep 15: Jammu and Kashmir Police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) have arrested two more youth, believed to be mastermind behind the HuJI email claiming responsibility of Delhi High Court More
- South Asia
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Sep 15: A suicide bomber struck at a funeral of an anti-Taliban tribal elder in northwest Pakistan today, killing 31 people during the prayers and injuring over 50 others. The bomber detonated More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Beijing, Sep 15: China and Bangladesh today agreed to deepen bilateral military ties during a key meeting between Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie and the visiting Bangladeshi Army Chief, General More