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Heavy rains trigger flash flood in Baramulla village

Post by on Friday, June 17, 2022

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Baramulla, June 16: Heavy rains triggered flash floods possibly due to a cloudburst in the upper reaches of Rafiabad in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, creating a flood like situation in the area.
Locals said that gushing water entered several residential houses and inundated agricultural fields at Bakhipora village of Rafiabad.
Tehsildar Dangiwacha, Sajad Rasool Shah told Rising Kashmir that several houses were partially damaged after gusty winds and flash floods hit a few villages of Rafiabad. 
"No loss of life was reported in the incident," the official said. 
He said that residential houses of Muhammad Maqbool Lone of village Bakhipora, Mushtaq Ahmad of village Chatoosa, and Mohd Maqbool Mir of village Hardo Chanam suffered partial damages due to the gusty winds and gushing waters that entered into the houses.
The residents of Bakhipora said that a cloud burst in a nearby forest area preceded by gusty winds caused flash floods in the area. 
"Soon after the cloudburst and heavy rains, the whole area was inundated. The flash floods in nearby Dogri Nallah wreaked havoc in the area inundating the paddy and maize fields," said Abdul Rehman Bhat, a resident of Bakhipora. 
Soon after the incident, the police and civil administration officials reached the spot to assess the situation.
An official told Rising Kashmir that they are assessing the situation and making an assessment of the losses due to flash floods.

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