SRINAGAR: Massive rains in the Jammu region has led to the washing away of four persons on Thursday. Reports appearing in the media said. The temple city recorded 189.6 mm rains in 24 hours, the highest after 26 years.
In Ramban near Neera, two women are presumed to have been washed away. They were identified as Shamina Begum and her daughter Razia Bano.
In Samba, a student of the Central University of Jammu, identified as Harshit Mitra (hailing from West Bengal), was washed away in Badhori Nullah when he tried to cross it on his bike. Though his bike was found at some distance in the nullah, his body is still not located.
Pursuing his PhD in Chemistry at Central University, Mitra was moving towards the University when he got trapped in the flash flood and washed away.
Another woman, identified as Neeru, was also washed away in a flash flood in Samba. The 45-year-old woman, the wife of Kalidass, resident of Ward No 4, was washed away in a massive flood in a Nallah near Samba Bus Stand. She was on her way home when she slipped into a large pit – dug by officials for some construction – and was eventually washed away.