Flash floods damage houses, roads in Kashmir

Flash floods damage houses, roads in Kashmir

771a8e1a0b18dd1314c5510744d7eebbFlash floods triggered by incessant rain have damaged scores of houses, school buildings and other structures besides snapping road connectivity in the Kashmir Valley, an official said on Sunday.

“Over 80 structures, including residential homes, school buildings and other structures, have suffered damage due to flash floods since Saturday,” an administrative officer told IANS here.

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed following landslides at a number of places on Sunday.

The Srinagar-Gulmarg road was also closed after a bridge in Kunzar village was washed away by the swollen Ferozepur Nallah.

There was water-logging in many commercial and residential areas in Srinagar.

However, the water level in the Jhelum river was below the danger mark, both at Sangam in Anantnag district and at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar.

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed took stock of the flood threat and reviewed the preparedness of the administration that has already been put on high alert.

The University of Kashmir has postponed all examinations scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

The local meteorological department has forecast moderate rain in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday and decrease in precipitation thereafter.

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