J&K: 22 people rescued after being trapped in flash flood, alert sounded
22 people were trapped in flash floods in Jammu region, prompting the authorities to sound an alert in the region on Saturday.chandigarh Updated: Aug 04, 2012 16:27 IST
Twenty-two people trapped in flash floods in Kathua and Jammu districts on Saturday were safely rescued by police and locals, officials said.
"After a three-hour-long operation, 22 people trapped in Kathua and Jammu have been safely rescued by police and locals," an official said.
Due to heavy overnight rains, various rivers in region are flooded, 22 people and large number of cattle were trapped in the flash floods in Ujh and Tawi rivers.
Meanwhile, a flash flood alert has been sounded in Jammu region, where intermittent overnight rains resulted in flood, officials said.
The water level in Chenab, Tawi, Ujh and Basantar rivers are nearing the danger mark, officials said, adding that people living in low-lying areas have been alerted and warned of flash floods.
They have also been asked to keep away from banks of the flooded rivers.