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In pics: Cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda, at least 3 killed

Three people were killed and several houses and shops destroyed as flash floods followed by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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The cloudburst hit Thathri town after midnight triggering a flash flood in the area.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

At least three persons were killed and 11 were injured after a cloudburst in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The cloudburst hit Thathri town around 2.20 am, triggering a flash flood in the area. Several houses were washed away.

Vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar national highway were inundated, washing away half-a-dozen houses and leaving several people trapped. (HT Photo)
The Batote-Doda-Kishtwar national highway (NH-1B) was closed due to huge boulders at Thathri market triggered by the cloudburst. Water supply pipes and power supply remained snapped in the area. (HT Photo)
Police said 11 people have been injured and several houses and shops have been damaged. A school building has also been damaged. (HT Photo)
A PTI report quoted Doda’s deputy superintendent of police (headquarters) Iftkhar Ahmed as saying that after the cloudburst, the water level and silt suddenly rose in a drain flowing along the Jamai Masjid locality close to the town, washing away several structures along its path leading to the main market. (HT Photo)

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 11:24 IST