Heavy rains caused damage across Jammu division in which two persons lost their lives in Udhampur and Reasi districts, one bridge was washed away in Jammu and 13 residential houses were damaged partially in Kathua district’s Basohli area.
The heavy rains increased water level in Tawi and Chenab compelling authorities to caution people from going close to the water bodies.
The rain waters gushed into many houses in low-lying areas of Jammu city.
The areas like Channi Rama, Nanak Nagar, Bathindi, Qassim Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Gangyal, Main-Stop in Gandhi Nagar, Transport Nagar, Narwal, Jewel, Canal Road and other areas of Jammu district suffered because of water logging.
The roads in several localities like Channi Rama were damaged while rain water gushed into houses and shops in Nanak Nagar, Gangyal and other low-lying areas of the district.
The fire station in Gangyal was almost submerged. Besides, a bridge in Jeevan Nagar area of Jammu was washed away as the volume of water increased.
13 residential houses were partially damaged with a landslide in Basohli area and 15 nomads were rescued in Ujh, according to the Deputy Commissioner Kathua, OP Bhagat.
Bhagat said that Kaasha son of Abdul Karim, a resident of Chhabe Chak, was trapped in his house on the bank of river Ujh with three other families. All of them have been shifted to safer places.
According to an official in Udhampur, one person namely Hamid Mohammad son of Qasim, resident of Parand Mougri, died of lightning at his hometown whereas a residential house belonging to Khem Raj, resident of Dubigali was damaged due to incessant rains in Udhampur district.
The official said that the road between Udhampur and Ramnagar was closed due to landslide at Koga.
One person lost his life due to heavy rains in Mahore area of Reasi district last night, according to the Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib.
“Our teams are on the spot,” said the DC.
“There is no report of loss of life or property in Kishtwar so far,” Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Rajinder Singh Tara said.
SSP Samba Shakti Pathak said that there was no damage due to rains in Samba district.
Electricity affected in Jammu:
Heavy rains have caused damage to the electricity poles and supply lines of the Power Development Department across Jammu.
The PDD has started assessment of losses besides restoration work to streamline power supply.
Chief Engineer Power Development Department (PDD) Gurmeet Singh told the Greater Kashmir that they have started assessment of the losses suffered by the department due to heavy downpour.
The Chief Engineer however said that 224 feeders of 11 KV were affected because of the rains in Jammu and they have restored 180 of them.
“Work to restore the remaining 44 feeders is on. 33 KV line of Sainik Colony was affected because the electricity poles were washed away in Balal Nallah flood in Bari Brahmana (Samba district),” said the Chief Engineer.