In pictures: Cloudburst wrecks havoc in Thatri Doda; 4 died, several injured, missing

M Majid Malik

Doda/Thathri

Overnight rains followed by cloudburst created havoc in Thatri area of Doda district in which four persons died, ten are injured and dozens of residential houses got damaged due to calamity.

The deceased have been identified as Neeru Devi, 35, wife of Dev Raj resident of Nagni, Sareshta Devi daughter of Ram Prashad resident of Balgran and Patna Devi 45 daughter of Hans Raj Resident of Chansar, Gandoh and identity of another died is not yet ascertained.

The injured have been identified as Tanvira Bano age 19 yrs, Sumera Bano 12 yrs daughters of Mohd Ayoub resident of Kither A/P Thathri, Zaitoona Begam age 40 yrs wife of Mohd Ayoub resident of Kither, Muzaffar Hussain age 15 yrs son of Mohd Ayoub resident of Kither, Pushpinder Singh age 15 yrs son of Jivan Singh resident of Chanser, Mansoor Ahmed age 40 yrs son of Gulbaaz Khan resident of Chanser, Shazia Begam age 32 yrs wife of Mansoor Ahmed resident of Chanser, Mehnaza Anjum 12yrs daughter of Mansoor Ahmed resident of Chanser, Fiza Anjum 08 yrs daughter of Mansoor Ahmed resident of Chanser, Sheeza Anjum 05 yrs, daughter of Mansoor Ahmed resident of Chanser and Aziz Manzoor age 02 yrs son of Mansoor Ahmed resident of Chanser Thatri Doda district.

Sub Divisional Magistrate Thatri Mohd Anwar Banday told Kashmir Life flash flood triggered by cloudburst hit Thathri town at 2.20 am resulting in a massive increase in the level of the ‘nullah’ flowing along the Jamia Masjid locality close to the town and said the water level and silt suddenly rose in the drain after the cloudburst, washing away several structures along its path leading to the main market. Several others were still under the debris and causalities could not be ruled out, he said.

“We have rescued five members of a family and a 12-year- old boy, who was shifted to a hospital in Thathri. Three members of a family are still feared to be under the debris and we are trying to remove the debris to rescue them,” said SDM Mohd Anwar Banday.

He said still rescue operation is going on in which local people, Police, CRPF and Army is participating. Meanwhile senior administrative officials from Jammu and Doda have rushed to the spot and assessed the situation.

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