MeT issues warning

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The weather department has warned of flash floods and landslides in “vulnerable areas” of Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days incessant rains, continuing for the past 24 hours, are likely to intensify.

Five people were killed in a landslide triggered by a cloudburst at Kala Zar area of Chassana village in Reasi district. Reasi Deputy Commissioner, Shabir Ahmed Bhatt said, “Five bodies have been recovered.”

The victims included four children and an old woman. The victims were sleeping when the incident occurred.  The district administration has evacuated families from 200 houses to safer areas. An Army man died while assisting in rescue operations in Sabzian sector of Poonch.

Traffic movement has been halted on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway after a landslide, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.

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