Rain furry: Misery in J&K, respite at Delhi
At least six people died and several others are feared missing after a flash flood due to cloud burst hit Thathri village of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district early on Thursday morning.
Rescue operations are underway. Doda, which falls in the Jammu region, has witnessed heavy rainfall this monsoon.
While 11 persons have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said. Four of a family were among those killed in the cloudburst that damaged six houses, two shops and a school. The injured have been admitted to the Primary Health Centre at Thathri.
The Batote-Doda-Kishtwar National Highway was closed due to huge boulders at Thathri market triggered by the cloudburst. Water supply pipes and power supply remained snapped in the area.
Meanwhile, residents of Delhi-NCR woke up to heavy rains on Thursday morning. The showers began in the early hours of morning. Although the rains brought respite to the sweltering heat that gripped the region in the last few days, the rains clogged several roadways in the region.
Since, the rainfall started early on Thursday morning, the traffic remained largely unaffected.