‘Nab’be Trath’: Frozen Frames from Kullan Cloudburst

We often use the word ‘trath’ in our daily conversation to express displeasure over something. We even curse others with ‘trath’. But do we know what ‘trath’ is all about and what does it create. Kashmir Life offers some shots explaining the devastation, destruction and loss of life that a ‘trath’ or cloudburst usually results in. These frames were clicked in Kullan village, on Srinagar-Sonamarg road that witnessed havoc Thursday night.  (Photes: Bilal Bahadur/KL)

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In a series of cloudbursts that struck Kashmir on Thursday evening, four persons were killed and an equal number of people was reported missing.

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The cloudburst struck on Baltal and Pahalgam tracks of ongoing Amarnath Yatra suspending it temporarily.

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In a fresh cloudburst—an extreme amount of precipitation capable of creating flood-like conditions—police recovered three bodies from Kullan area on Srinagar-Leh road where a cloudburst took place last evening.

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In Thursday’s cloudburst, 15-year-old Iqra Majid and 10-year-old Momin Ahmad Baba of Kullan village were killed.

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Another body was recovered from River Sindh, which hasn’t been identified yet.

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Since Thursday evening when the cloudburst struck Kullan, a young mother Rukhsana, 32, and her son Aquib Baba, 4, have been missing.

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Much to the villagers’ dismay, the officials say the debris created by the cloudburst will take time to get cleared.

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Cloudbursts were also reported from several other parts of Kashmir, taking the death toll to four.

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