Jammu: It doesn't seem to be getting any better for the mountainous regions of the country. Just after the cloud burst killed more than 30 people in Uttarakhand, 7 people have been killed by scores of rains in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
As many as seven people have been killed including two women and a number of others have been left injured in massive downpour that led to the collapse of many houses in the remote mountainous areas of Jammu region, officials said.
Though, the heavy flood situation was getting better with water level receding from major rivers, an official said.
The relief operations have begun in the affected areas by the administration. The floods have caused major setbacks to the region which includes the livestock, crops, human life, communication and others. The transportation has also been critically affected by the floods.
However, with the help of the Army personnel and local administrative officials road connectivity has been restored in a number of areas.
Major destruction has taken place in the mountainous regions of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Reasi, Udhampur and parts of Kathua district.
Besides seven people getting killed under the debris of collapsed houses and over two dozen injured, "two women were killed after slipping and falling from a narrow hilly track in Gool area of Ramban district", an official from the administration was quoted as saying.
Administration called Army and Air Force for help. Both the armed forces have rescued more than 100 people out of danger in the past two days.
In order to asses for the suffered losses caused by the destructive rains over the weekend, the government will stand by people’s side and provide adequate relief to those who have suffered," said the official.