Cloudburst triggers flash floods in Tral

Tral (Pulwama): Six residential houses and several bridges and culverts were washed away in flash floods triggered by a cloudburst that hit Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during the heavy rains in the wee hours of Sunday.
Heavy rains lashed the areas during which a cloudburst hit Wantinag area resulting in the flash floods that led to losses to the properties of the people in areas like Satoora, Naristan, Gutroo, Bangidar and adjoining areas.
Residents said that besides property losses to the people, floods damaged roads and a bridge in Aripal village was also washed away disrupting all the vehicular movement.
They said that the people mostly youth launched rescue efforts and shifted the affected families to the safer places. “Most of the residents in Satoora area have left their homes and are presently taken refuge in mosques in non-affected areas.” 
The flood water has entered the houses of residents in Satoora and Naristan villages while the youth engaged in rescue efforts were putting in their best to save the lives,” they added.
They said that flash water is increasing rapidly while the Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Trust sent a team of volunteers to rescue the people. “Besides volunteers, some officials from Revenue Department also reached the spot and were reviewing the situation in the villages,” they said.
Reports quoting Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam said there are no deaths. “Road has been washed away at various places and we have sent a JCB to repair the road. Currently we are working around Dharam Gund where some homes are impacted besides the road.”

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