Cloudburst in Kashmir: Havoc captured in pictures
Flash floods triggered by a cloudburst claimed six lives and wounded 11 others in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Four of a family were among those killed in the cloudburst that damaged six houses, two shops and a school.
Eleven people were rescued from the debris.
The cloudburst inundated vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses.
The Batote-Doda-Kishtwar National Highway (NH1B) was closed due to huge boulders at Thathri market triggered by the cloudburst. Water supply pipes and power supply remained snapped in the area.
Houses washed away
A flash flood washed away houses after a cloudburst at Thatri village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. PTI Photo
People walk across inundated road
People are seen crossing the road with the help of rope after a cloudburst at Thatri village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. PTI Photo
Flash flood gushes inside the town
Houses are damaged as flood water rushes at Thatri village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. PTI Photo
Vehicles also washed away
Vehicles parked outside home swept away by the cloudburst. PTI photo
Local police engaged in rescue operation
Police engaged in rescue operations to save people trapped in the debris
(With agency inputs)