300 People Die in Last Year Floods: Govt

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said that 300 people died and 25 suffered injuries in floods that battered the state last September.

Responding a question in Legislative Council, Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari said that due to floods of 2014 in the state 300 people died and 25 persons were injured.

He further said that apart from damage caused to 26,1361 structures, farm sector of 3.27 lakh hectares of agricultural land and 3.96 lakh hectares of horticulture land also suffered damage.

According to the government data  6,910 kms of road length, 559 bridges, 3,063 PHE schemes, 6,423 irrigation works and schemes, 4,202 sub-stations, 11,671 kms of electric conductors, besides 6,466 other buildings suffered damages due to floods.

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