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3 washed away in flooded Tarnah, 2 children die in Billawar house collapse #IndiaNEWS #Todays story
24 rescued in Kathua after heavy floods in rivers, Nallahs
*Flash flood wreaks havoc in Surankote, many bikes, cars washed away
Gopal Sharma
JAMMU, July 31: Three persons were washed away in flooded Tarnah river along with tractor trolley near Dayala Chak while at least 24 persons were rescued in district Kathua, two children were killed in house collapse in Billawar area while heavy flash flood in Ujh and Basantar rivers and two Nallahs in Surankote caused extensive damage in Samba, Kathua and Poonch areas today whereas, due to massive rain in Bhaderwah and Doda, the water level in Chenab river increased, forcing administration to sound alert.
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Due to heavy rain during morning hours in Poonch area, the Jammu-Poonch highway was blocked after landslides near Kalai bridge during the day. However, the road was restored after four hours. But flash flood in two Nallahs in Surankote town after heavy rain late this evening caused extensive damage to the public property. Many bikes and cars were also washed away in the flood in the lanes and main road. The people with their children mounted on the roof tops to save their lives.
Reports from Kathua and Samba said that heavy rain during night and morning hours today caused massive flood in several Nallahs and rivers including Basantar, Bein, Tarnah and Ujh. The flood resulted into massive land erosion and also caused extensive damage to the standing crops and agriculture land in low lying areas of Raj Bagh, Gatti, Kote Punnu, Bobiya, Marheen, Hiranagar and Ramgarh.
During early morning hours, three persons including tractor trolley driver were washed away near Sallan village in Dayala Chak area of tehsil Hiranagar, after they were trapped in flash flood of Tarnah river while loading sand. The driver tried to run away along with the tractor trolley while the two labourers loading the trolley, mounted up. As the water level went on increasing, the tractor trolley got stuck in the middle of the flooded river and was washed away along with all the three. The mishap took place at around 6 am. Some people watching this from the river bank, raised alarm and later informed police at Hiranagar.
The police party led by SDPO Border, Pankaj Soodan and SDRF men started search for the missing persons and later, they recovered the dead body of one of them near Sanyal village in Chakra area, closer to Indo-Pak border. The body was then removed to SDH Hiranagar.
The deceased was identified as Ravi Kant alias Bablu (48), son of Jugal Kishore, resident of Sallan. Two persons washed away in the flood were later, identified as Rev Raj alias Deva (50), son of Naseeb Chand from Sallan and Tractor driver, Kamal Singh (58), son of Punjab Singh, resident of Patyari near Sallan in Hiranagar tehsil.


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