Rafiabad Cloudburst: One More Body Recovered, Toll 5

SRINAGAR: One more body from the site of the cloud burst in upper belt of Dangiwacha at Hamam Marcoot Jurisdiction of police station Dagiwacha in Rafiabad Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, taking the death to five.

People carry the body of the one deceased in upper belt of Dangiwacha at Hamam Marcoot Jurisdiction of police station Dagiwacha in Rafiabad Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. KL Image by Faheem Mir

An official said that rescue teams recovered the body of Mohammad Bashir Khari (80) of Nowshera Rajouri on Monday.

The cloudburst incident, due to which five people died, took place during the intervening night of September 11, 12 in upper belt of Dangiwacha Rafiabad.

Soon after the information about the cloudburst, police and SDRF teams rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.

Four dead bodies have been recovered on Sunday and have been identified as Shahnaza Begum (30) wife of Mohammad Farooq Khari, daughter Nazia Akhtar (14), son Arif Hussain (5) and Tariq Ahmad Khari (8), all residents of Nowshera Rajouri.

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