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Flashfloods damage standing crops, orchards in north Kashmir

A view of flash flood aftermath in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo / Umar Farooq]

Kupwara: Flashfloods, triggered by torrential rains, have caused widespread damage to standing crops and orchards in various villages of Lolab belt of Kupwara district in north Kashmir

Reports reaching GNS said that villages including Gundmachar, Khurhama and Shalagund witnessed damage to agricultural crops and orchards due to flashfloods. Several roads have also suffered damage.

The inhabitants have appealed the authorities to assess the loss caused and accordingly compensate the victims.

When contacted, Inam-ul-Maqbool Sogam Tehsildar, also holding the charge for Lalpora, told GNS that his office has deputed the teams to assess the ground situation in the wake of the flashfloods.

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