Jammu and Kashmir cloudburst: Flash floods in Thathri kill six, injure 11

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 on Thursday

FP Staff July 20, 2017 17:38:39 IST
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 on Thursday, inundating vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses. AFP
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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 on Thursday, inundating vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses. AFP
While 11 persons have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said. PTI
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While 11 persons have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said. PTI
Four of a family were among those killed in the cloudburst that damaged six houses, two shops and a school. Dev Raj of Nagni village lost his 40-year-old wife Naru Devi and three children. Apart from them, two other deceased persons have been identified as 45-year-old Patna Devi of Balgran and 15-year- old Shrishta Devi of Balgran. PTI
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Four of a family were among those killed in the cloudburst that damaged six houses, two shops and a school. Dev Raj of Nagni village lost his 40-year-old wife Naru Devi and three children. Apart from them, two other deceased persons have been identified as 45-year-old Patna Devi of Balgran and 15-year- old Shrishta Devi of Balgran. PTI
Deputy Superintendent (headquarters) Doda, Iftkhar Ahmed, said the water level and silt suddenly rose in the drain after the cloudburst, washing away several structures along its path leading to the main market. PTI
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Deputy Superintendent (headquarters) Doda, Iftkhar Ahmed, said the water level and silt suddenly rose in the drain after the cloudburst, washing away several structures along its path leading to the main market. PTI