Cloudbursts damage crops in Bandipora villages

Cloudbursts damage crops in Bandipora villages
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Several cloudbursts on Saturday damaged agriculture and horticulture crops in three villages of Bandipora district.

Locals said that a cloudburst hit Hudbal locality ofAhamsharief resulting in flash floods in a nearby stream which damaged crops inthe locality.

Flash floods caused by a cloudburst inundated several residentialhouses and also damaged horticulture and agriculture crops in the area. Afootbridge was also washed away by the flash floods, the locals said.

Reports also said that a cloudburst caused flash floods inArin village which inundated houses and link roads.

The reports also said that flash floods in Vij Nallah inAthwatoo village also damaged agriculture and horticulture crops.

Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza in atweet said that a cloudburst hit Ahamsharief, resulting in flash floods causingdamage to houses, agriculture and horticulture crops.

"Officers with men and machinery (are) on the job.Relief material also being dispatched. On a minor scale, a cloudburst alsooccurred at Arin. Teams have reached there also," he said.

Meanwhile, former legislator Nizamuddin Bhat urged theGovernor administration to provide relief to the affected people of Arin,Ahamsharief, and Athwatoo on a war footing.

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