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All schools in Kashmir division closed due to heavy rains

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Srinagar, June 30: All schools in Kashmir division are closed on Saturday in view of the inclement weather.Heavy rains over the past couple of days in Jammu and Kashmir have forced the state authorities to sound a flood alert.

Jhelum river crosses danger mark. Courtesy: ANI news

Following heavy rainfall, Jhelum river crosses danger mark. Darhali river in Rajouri is overflowing due to heavy rainfall. Officials have alerted the locals living around that area.

Heavy rains over the past couple of days in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have forced the state authorities to sound a flood alert as several rivers were flowing above the danger-level mark. Authorities have sounded a flood alert as Jhelum river crossed the critical 21 feet mark at Sangam in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

People living in areas along the embankments of Jhelum, other streams and in low lying areas have been advised to remain vigilant.

 People cross Dal Lake

People cross Dal Lake

People travel in a boat to cross Dal Lake during heavy rainfall, in Srinagar on Friday, June 29, 2018. Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Valley, including the state's summer capital today, even as the authorities advised people residing near streams in south Kashmir to remain vigilant. PTI photo

A houseboat capsized

A houseboat capsized

A houseboat capsized during heavy rains at Jehlum, in Srinagar, on Friday, June 29, 2018. Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Valley, including the state's summer capital today, even as the authorities advised people residing near streams in south Kashmir to remain vigilant. PTI photo

Rainfall in Srinagar

Rainfall in Srinagar

Pedestrians walk with umbrellas during heavy rains in Srinagar on Friday, June 29, 2018. Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Valley, including the state's summer capital today, even as the authorities advised people residing near streams in south Kashmir to remain vigilant.

Darhali river in Rajouri

Darhali river in Rajouri

Darhali river in Rajouri is overflowing due to heavy rainfall. Officials have alerted the locals living around that area. Courtesy: ANI news

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