J&K: 7 dead, 27 missing in Kishtwar cloudburst

J&K: 7 dead, 27 missing in Kishtwar cloudburst

Jammu, July 28, 2021

Seven people died, 12 were rescued and 27 went missing on Wednesday in flash floods triggered by a cloudburst in Jammu and Kishtwar's Kishtwar district.

Shafqat Hussain, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar told reporters seven bodies have been recovered and 12 persons rescued in the cloudburst that hit Hunzar village in Dachan area of Kishtwar.

"Seven bodies have been recovered, 12 persons have been rescued so far while 25 to 27 are still missing.

"Rescue effort is going on. Police, army and SDRF are engaged in the rescue operation", Hussain said.

The officer said heavy rain is continuing in the area, hampering the rescue operations.

Rescue teams had to cover 25 kms of motorable road and then trek 15 kms to reach the disaster site, Hussain added.

IANS

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