Cloud burst triggers flash flood in Jammu, three killed

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Jammu, May 13: At least three school students were washed away after cloud burst triggered flash flood in Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Victims, all minors were hit by the flash flood when they were crossing a rivulet on way back home from school in Batote on Thursday along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

JK: Cloud burst triggers flash flood

The deceased have been identified as Rakesh Kumar, 14; Shiwali Devi, 5 and Payal Devi, 15 - all residents of Ladwal area.

"Bodies of two children have been recovered and searches are on to recover the body third child," said Ajaz Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner of Ramban.

Flash floods have also blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Batote.

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