Srinagar– An elderly woman died on Friday after her house was brought down by a mudslide in Udhampur district of Jammu region.
65-year-old Kisho Devi was inside her mud house in Katwalt village in Ramnagar tehsil when a mudslide hit her house on Friday morning, burying her alive under the debris, reports said.
Instantly, an operation was launched by locals and the police to rescue the elderly woman. She was recovered in an unconscious state and shifted to the hospital for treatment. However, the doctors there declared her dead.
Meanwhile, heavy rains lashed several districts of Jammu region resulting in a footbridge being washed away in a flash flood in Doda and the roof of another house collapsing in Poonch district, officials said.
A link road connecting Rajouri, Reasi and Ramban district was on Friday closed due to a massive landslide following heavy rainfall in the area, they said.
Heavy rains lashed Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, poonch, Reasi, Jammu and Rajouri districts triggered flash floods, they said.
In Doda, a footbridge was washed away in flash flood in Kaljugasar area of Gandoh, they said.
Similarly, a roof of a house collapsed in Mendhar with a narrow escape for three members, they said.
There was a major landslide in Chasana area of Reasi district, blocking Budhal-Reasi road, they said.
An advisory has been issued asking people not to travel on the road till it is restored, they said.
The road connects Rajouri with Reasi and Ramban districts via Mahore and Gool areas.
Heavy traffic jam was witnessed on the Jammu-Pathankot highway and there was a long queue of vehicles at Lakhanpur, the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir.
Truck drivers said they were facing massive jams for the past few days after damage to the Taranah bridge and traffic was diverted to the link road of Hiranagar.
Flash floods caused severe damage to the bridge on the Taranah nallah prompting authorities to shut it last week.
Water levels in several rivers including Tawi, Chenab, Basantar and Ujh are rising due to heavy rains in hilly areas, they said.
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