Woman killed in flash floods triggered by cloudbursts in north Kashmir

Srinagar

A woman was killed in flash floods triggered by multiple cloudbursts in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

According to local reports and police, the woman identified as Shafiqa Bano (35) was washed away by the flash floods in Bera Rudi, Khordi, Bat Gagal, Surgam in Lolab at around 4:30 pm. The woman’s body was later recovered by locals and police, they said, news agency GNS reported.

They said that there were multiple cloudbursts in Kantpora, Putshahi, and Dooniwari villages.

They said that the flash floods caused large-scale damage to the standing crops as well as to the residential houses in the villages. “One-foot bridge connecting Shimriyal village was also washed away due to the flash floods”.

The people also feared the death of domestic animals in the floods and said that they are ascertaining the same.

An official of the district administration while confirming the death of the woman told news agency that assessment of the loss to property due to flash floods would be ascertained and due compensation will be provided to those affected, the report added.

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