14 children found dead at hospital in Srinagar

  • IANS, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2014 17:13 IST

Fourteen children were found dead at a hospital in Srinagar on Saturday as the flood waters receded.

Officials said the 14 children had died in the government-run G.B. Pant Hospital. The hospital and other major hospitals in the city, including the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) and the Government Medical College (GMC), were inundated in the floods

The 14 children were among the 43 people found dead in the valley as the flood waters receded in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said.

State government officials confirmed to IANS that 29 bodies had been found in the Kashmir Valley alone after the flood waters receded.

Officials said there was four to 10 feet of flood water in residential areas of Shivpura, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Wazirbagh, Gogjibagh, Karan Nagar, Shetrashahi, Bemina, Qamarwari and some other areas in the Srinagar city.

The main business hubs of the city - Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Maisuma, Hari Singh High Street and Karan Nagar are still submerged. The financial losses to businesses in these markets is estimated to be in several crores

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