India – Deadly Flash Floods in Jammu and Kashmir

Heavy rain has continued to fall in northern India, this time causing flash floods and landslides in the Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Press Trust of India, at least 4 people have died and three others injured in the state since Monday 13 August. The deaths occurred in Udhampur (2), Jammu and Poonch districts.

PTI added that “As per reports two dozen houses and structures suffered damaged due to rains, flash floods and landslides in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur and Reasi districts and scores of vehicles have been damaged in Jammu city.”

Local media had previously reported that heavy rain landslides in Ramban district have blocked parts of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) figures, in a 24 hour period to 13 August, Jammu recorded 105.7 mm of rain, Kathua 77.1 mm, Riasi 118.8 mm, Samba 124 mm and Udhampur 80.6 mm. During the following 24 hours Kathua recorded 111.6 mm of rain.

The deaths in Jammu and Kashmir come after at least 19 people died in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

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Featured image: file photo for illustration purposes showing the Tawi River in Rajouri District, Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. Photo: Facebook