Two killed in flash floods

JAMMU: In two different incidents in Jammu region, two boys were killed after being washed away by the flash floods triggered by the overnight heavy rains, an official said.

Official said that while a seven-year-old boy namely Eidi Mohammad was swept away by flash floods in a stream at Channi Rama in the outskirts of Jammu in the early hours and his body was recovered later, body of another boy from Poonch identified as Mohd Irshad (20) son of Bagh Hussain of Jhulas was recovered from Chakan-da-Bagh by Pakistan army which later was handed over to Indian Army today.
Police Reports said that Eidi Mohammad, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was living with his family in a jhuggi adjacent to the stream at Channi Rama.
“Her grandmother namely Nara Bagum (98), tried her level best to rescue him. Though she succeeded in rescuing Eidi’s 2-year-old brother,” they said.
Pertinently, the Jammu and Reasi districts experienced heavy rains since last evening which caused hardships to residents of many localities as water from overflowing streams entered houses and also damaged some roads.
The rains also triggered several landslides along the Panjtherthi-Nagrota road in the city, the officials said. The department concerned has started the clearance operation to ensure smooth traffic, they said.
According to the local MeT office, Jammu recorded 76.2 mm of rainfall till 0830 hours, while Reasi experienced the highest 92.0 mm of rains since last evening.

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