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WATCH: Cloudburst hits Amarnath shrine in J&K amid heavy rainfall

Kishtwar: Police, Army and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) during a search and rescue operation after a cloudburst at Honjar village in Kishtwar district, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_28_2021_000301B) (PTI)Premium
Kishtwar: Police, Army and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) during a search and rescue operation after a cloudburst at Honjar village in Kishtwar district, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_28_2021_000301B) (PTI)

  • No loss of life or injury has been reported as of yet
  • Earlier today, flash floods caused by a cloudburst in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir killed at least seven and injured many

A cloudburst has been reported near the holy cave of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. No loss of life or injury has been reported as of yet.

The incident took place in the afternoon, leading to shooting stones, which caused damage to some tents, according to reports.

Two SDRF teams are present at the Amarnath shrine, while one additional team of SDRF deputed from Ganderbal.

The cloudburst is said to have taken place at a certain distance from the cave. However, two unoccupied tents got damaged in the incident.

Earlier today, flash floods caused by a cloudburst in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir killed at least seven and injured many.

Eight-nine houses in Honzar village of the district have been damaged.

J&K's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has spoken to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the situation prevailing due to cloudburst in Kishtwar and the Home Minister assured continuous support from the Central government.

"Spoke to Home Minister Amit Shah Ji and discussed situation prevailing due to cloudburst in Kishtwar. Home Minister has assured continuous support from the Central government. The entire nation stands in solidarity with all those affected by unfortunate natural calamity," the statement issued by LG's office read.

"District administration, Police and SDRF team is at Honjar village. An SDRF team is waiting to be airlifted at Jammu while two SDRF teams are on stand-by. An NDRF team from Punjab has been rushed for rescue and relief operations. Out of 38 affected individuals, 17 injured have been rescued and being provided medical care," the statement said.

As many as seven bodies have been recovered and 17 people have been rescued after a cloudburst in the Honjar area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.

The Jammu and Kashmir police informed that the rescue operations are halted due to heavy rain.

"7 Dead bodies, 17 injured out of which 5 persons shifted to Kishtwar, 19 residential houses damaged, 21 cowsheds damaged, 2 houses partially damaged. Rescue operation halted right now due to heavy rain," Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted.

With agency inputs

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