Heavy rain kills four in J&K

Jammu/Srinagar: Minimum of four persons lost their life while five others went missing due to continuous rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

Muhammad Hanief Lone, chief engineer Flood Control Department talking to media stated: “In the Jhelum River, water was flowing at 21.50 feet at Sangam in Anantnag and at 20.20 feet at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar at 8 a.m. today (on Friday).”

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“At both these places the water level is above the flood mark. In view of this development, the state government has declared floods in the valley and all related emergency arrangements have been made,” Lone said.

The Chief Engineer also said even though the weather was likely to improve from Friday, the water level in rivers, lakes and streams of the valley was expected to rise further.

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“People living in low lying areas and close to the banks of rivers and streams are advised to remain vigilant,” Lone said.