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Cloudbursts trigger flash-floods in central, south Kashmir areas

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Srinagar, July 24: Cloudbursts and massive rainfall triggered flash-floods in some parts of the valley on Tuesday.

A cloud burst along with massive rainfall hit Dachigam and its adjacent areas in the outskirts of Srinagar city creating flood like situation.


Reports said that a flood-like situation emerged in Harwan, Dachigam and Tailbal areas after massive rains lashed the area during the wee hours of Tuesday.

An official said that at least two persons were missing and efforts are on to locate them. Reports said duo were collecting firewood when the flash floods swept them away.

Aamir Ali, Director Disaster Management said that heavy rains lashed Harwan, Dachigam and adjoining areas between 2 and 7 am, creating a flood-like situation in Tailbal nallah and damaging the crops in the area.

“Two persons went missing after heavy rains,” he said, adding that State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams reached at the spot earlier today to carry out the rescue operation.

Meanwhile, a cloudburst on Tuesday triggered flash floods and damaged several apple orchards in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

An official said that the Cloudburst took place at Dachoo area of Hirpora and Sedow village in Shopian.

He said that the cloudburst caused damages to several apple orchards and few animals were also killed.

He added a team of SDMA was instantly rushed to the area to monitor the situation and to ensure the people don’t face any inconvenience.

“The situation is under control. People need not to panic,” he said.

A cloudburst in Hayan Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district also triggered flash floods in Hayan Nallah, reports said.

Reports said that a cloudburst hit Najwan area of Kangan town damaging road and agricultural land while in another cloudburst that hit Hayan village caused huge damage to agriculture land and irrigation canal.

A team of Revenue department and irrigation and flood control department rushed to the spot to monitor the situation.