SRINAGAR: Following heavy rains in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and its adjoining areas, the power canal at Baba Wayil Padshahibagh witnessed a breach forcing water to enter into farmlands and residential areas.

Heavy rains trigger a flood-like situations in Ganderbal. KL Image

Eyewitnesses said that water entered into several houses at Nunar and Gotlibagh areas of Ganderbal. Due to the waterlogging, traffic on Ganderbal-Kangan road was also disrupted.

Witnesses added that water entered not only in houses but also in agricultural land and military camps.

District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Kritika Jyotsna said that teams of police and civil officials have rushed to spots and are assisting people. Jyotsna also confirmed that water has entered into a couple of houses in Nunnar and Gutlibagh.

“Our teams are there to assess the situation,” she said.

Flash floods still continue. In parts of Ganderbal, the roads and low lying areas were inundated during the day. At a few places, police started escorting people to cross the road. Here is what the floods had brought with it, the mud load. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

The breach and subsequent release of waters into the residential areas created panic among locals.

Some people were seen taking out their belongings from the ground floor to safer places and police personnel were seen helping people at Nunnar and Gotlibagh to deal with the crisis. (KNT)


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