In daring operation, IAF airlifts four fishermen from under-construction bridge near overflowing Tawi river in Jammu
The IAF was called after state disaster response force (SDRF) and police personnel failed to reach the fishermen stranded near the Tawi river in Jammu
The river Tawi is flowing at a danger level of 18-feet and river Chenab is flowing 33-feet above alert level, he said.
Army on Monday rescued 1400 of its personnel and their families caught in flood waters in its headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar.
Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district resumed this morning after remaining suspended for four consecutive days in view of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the pilgrimage has resumed only through the old route and the two new tracks are still closed in view of landslides.
At least nine Army personnel, including an officer, were on Saturday trapped in strong water currents of Jhelum River as their boat capsized during a rescue operation in flood-affected Pulwama district of Kashmir, an Army official said.
Authorities today sounded a red alert asking people living close to River Sindh in central Kashmir to move to safer places following cloudbursts and flash floods in the higher reaches triggered by incessant rains for the past five days.
After briefing the Home Minister, Omar himself drove Singh through Srinagar city which has been witnessing heavy rainfall since morning.
Eight people have died and over 1,500 houses suffered extensive damage due to floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said Saturday.