Cloudburst damages house, school in Tral

A cloudburst in the wee hours of Saturday damaged a residential house, a school and a road in Hajin area of south Kashmir’s Tral.

As per locals, the cloudburst also damaged water supply and electricity lines in the area. However there was no report of any casualty.

“A residential house and a school building received partial damage while as main road to Hajin was washed away in the area. The water supply lines and electricity transmission lines were disrupted at several places,” said a local resident, Ali Mohammad.

The accumulation of mud and stones blocked the road causing inconvenience to the pedestrians.

A team led by additional deputy commissioner Tral, Shabir Ahmad Raina, rushed to the spot and assessed the situation. Last week, cloudburst hit Byari Angan area of Tral, some 40 kilometers from Sub District Headquarter Tral, killing over a hundred sheep.