At least seven people were killed and 19 remained missing after flash floods hit Honjar village in Jammu & Kashmir’s remote mountainous Kishtwar district following a cloud burst on Wednesday.
Injured people have been shifted to the hospital and about 30 and 40 people are missing. The motor-able road of 25 km is being searched by teams and the 15 km is being tracked by the police in search of the lost people.
Due to heavy rain the operation is facing a lot of difficulties in execution.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said widespread intermittent rain was most likely to continue till July 30 in Jammu & Kashmir. “Heavy to very heavy rain is also possible at some places,” it said.
IMD warned heavy rain may lead to flash floods, mudslides, landslides, and waterlogging in low-lying areas. “Accordingly, people are once again advised to remain alert and very cautious as water levels have risen in all rivers. Don’t venture out on hilly and landslide, mudslide prone areas.”