Flood situation improves in Kashmir as rain stops

Flood situation improves in Kashmir as rain stops

India Blooms News Service | 07 Apr 2017

Srinagar, Apr 7 (IBNS) : After rainfall stopped on Thursday night water level in the Jhelum and it's tributaries started receding on Friday allaying the fears of floods across the valley.

According to officials, the water level in Jhelum started receding at around 3 am at Sangam in South Kashmir, though the flood like situation in Srinagar hasn't improved much.

“The water level at Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar is still increasing and we hope it  will decrease slowly,” Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Division Mohammad Hanief Lone told India Blooms in Srinagar.

The water level at Sangam was recorded at 22.10 feet at around 2:00 am while it was 21.70 feet at 7:00 am on Friday morning. The water level of the tributaries like Rambiara and Lidder streams has receded substantially.

Altogether four persons have been killed and five others have gone missing following incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities declared flood in the valley. 

An avalanche hit an Indian army post in the Batalik sector of Ladakh region on Thursday burying five soldiers. .

Two soldiers have been rescued so far while the operation to locate the other three is still on.

 

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Flood situation improves in Kashmir as rain stops

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