J&K flood hits normal life; 70 dead, many missing, schools shut (Pics)

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Srinagar, Sept 5: At least 70 people have died so far in the incessant rain and flood in Jammu and Kashmir, say reports. The army, reportedly, is finding it hard to retrieve the bodies, thanks to the severe flooding situation.

All schools in the region have been shut. Many areas in South Kashmir and Srinagar are flooded and army has been getting several SOS messages from people strandedin the area, asking for rescue teams and boats to shift them to safer places.

The calamity has destroyed over 100 houses and buildings in Rajouri and Udhampur districts, officials said. Some Vaishnodevi pilgrims were injured in landslides in the Trikuta Hills in Reasi district on Thursday, said  NDTV report.

On Thursday, the Army rescued 2000 people, stranded at various places. Reports say that 45 people are still missing.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is personally monitoring the rescue operations.

J&K school children won't listen to Modi's speech

the flood situation has forced authorities to declare a holiday for all schools in Jammu and Kashmir today.  Reportedly the state government decided to close the schools till September 7. Hence, the school children in the state will not listen to PM Modi's teacher's day address in their classroom.

Water's fury

Most rivers in the state are flowing above danger mark due to incessant rains. A flood alert has been declared across the state

Rivers' fury

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is personally monitoring the rescue operations.

School shut, buildings destroyed

Around 100 buildings have been destroyed by the floods and rain

Rising above the water

A control room has been set up at Ramban district headquarters

In knee-deep water

Some Vaishnodevi pilgrims were injured in landslides in the Trikuta Hills in Reasi district

Trouble waters

On Wednesday, a Border Security Force or BSF officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods

A man holding umbrella looks on as Tawi river rages

A man holding umbrella looks on as Tawi river rages dangerously during heavy rains in Jammu on Friday.

A view of residential areas adjoining Tawi river

A view of residential areas adjoining Tawi river during heavy rains in Jammu on Friday.

 

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