J&K On High Alert, 3 Dead In Rain-Related Incidents


Srinagar: In Jammu region, at least three persons, including a woman, were killed and nearly a dozen houses damaged in rain-related incidents in different districts, officials said on Saturday.

Due to rain, nearly a dozen ‘kacha’ houses were also damaged, while 28 cattle perished in different districts, especially in the areas in the Chinab Valley over the past three days.

Jammu and Kashmir authorities Saturday issued a flood alert in low-lying areas of central Kashmir as the water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries started flowing above danger level due to torrential rains.

The administration, for a day, ordered the closure of schools across the Valley and have asked people to be prepared for evacuation. The Srinagar district administration has also put out helpline numbers for the people to reach out.

Following the alert, Governor NN Vohra on Saturday chaired an emergency meeting at Raj Bhawan to discuss the situation in Kashmir.