Jammu & Kashmir

Flash floods cause widespread damage in Kupwara

Damage due to flash floods in Kupwara areas on July 23, 2023.

Kupwara: Flash floods, triggered by incessant rains, have caused widespread damage to vegetation, orchards and roads in various parts of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports said that flash floods were witnessed in areas including Zirhama, Lolab and other adjacent areas damaging standing crops, orchards and road stretches.

The worst area; however, has been Haihama belt where the flash floods besides damaging vegetation and orchards have also caused damage to residential houses especially at Shatpora, Batpora, Chalgund. A vehicle was buried underneath the ravaging flash floods at Trumnard.

AEE Flood Control Shareef ud Din Malik said that they have deputed teams to assess the ground situation in the affected areas. “We in the meantime request the people to refrain from venturing near rivers and rivulets”, he said.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Ayushi Sudan taking cognisance of the reports at Haihama visited the area with officials of concerned departments.

Meanwhile, SDM Lolab Aijaz Ahmad Bhat alongside Naib Tehsildar Mohammad Saleem visited several areas including Khurhama, Warnow, Shalagund, Chandigam, Krusan, Lalpora and other areas to assess prevailing situation.

The official said that once the assessment is completed, the affected families will be accordingly compensated. (GNS)

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