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Doda cloudburst: Mehbooba Mufti expresses grief over deaths, urges administration to speed up rescue work

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday expressed grief over the death of six persons in the cloudburst in Doda district and asked the administration to speed up rescue and relief works.

File image of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

File image of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

She also asked the district administration to provide adequate treatment facilities to the injured and make arrangements of shelter, food and other facilities for the people affected by the cloudburst and consequent flash floods, an official spokesman said.

The chief minister has asked the minister for PHE (Public Health Engineering), Irrigation and Flood Control, Shyam Choudhary to rush to Doda and oversee relief and rescue operations, the spokesman added.

Six persons were killed and 11 injured after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, inundating vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses.


Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017 15:53 PM

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