BhadarwahA girl student on Friday was washed away due to flash floods caused by incessant rains in Bhadarwah town of Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir.
Local sources said that at least four girl students were washed away by gushing waters when they were trying to cross the bridgeless stream.
Due to efforts of locals three girls were rescued while the fourth girl could not be located and retrieved.
From past three days, Bhadarwah region has been witnessing incessant rainfall sparking flash floods. The incident occurred at Badrote village. The girl who is still untraced has been identified as Bhadarwah Degree College student Sheetal Kumari.
The search and rescue operation is going on to locate her, said a police official.
Reports added that the incident sparked massive anti-government protest while people alleged that despite repeated pleas the administration didnt bother to construct a bridge over the river in the village. (CNS)
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