South Kashmir Worst Hit in J&K's Deadliest Floods in 60 Years
Entire villages have been inundated with water in South Kashmir
ANANTNAG: The Jammu and Kashmir torrential waters have had the worst impact in South Kashmir submerging entire villages in the region, leaving tens of thousands stranded.
According to the government officials, the worst hit so far has been south Kashmir where many villages have submerged, dozens of main bridges collapsed leaving people in quandary.
Official sources confirmed to The Citizen that still many village across South Kashmir are sending SOS for immediate rescue and relief operation but continuous rainfall is hampering the process.
South Kashmir's Kulgam district has been the worst sufferer where many villages have been reportedly submerged and authorities have pressed in all services to evacuate the people to safer destinations.
The main bridges in South Kashmir have collapsed leaving several areas inaccessible, cutting off connectivity.
The main bridge connecting Kulgam with Qazigundvjas has been damaged by strong currents and likewise Larkipora bridge, Doru-Verinag Bridge, hiller Shahbad bridge has been several damaged.
The main Anantnag town is cut off leaving administration in dazzle to push on services to extreme area.
A type defense official told the citizen that army is evacuating it's base camp in Khanabal area along National Highway 1 due to heavy flood.
A marriage party of Doru is stranded near Khanabal point just one kilometer away from district headquarter Anantnag from past 24 hours, despite repeated pleas for help, they have not been evacuated .
"We approached all authorities including police, civil and army but so far one came to their rescue" said a relative of the stranded bridegroom.
In North Kashmir, the main NS bridge connecting Uri to rest of the valley has been washed away leaving 20 villages inaccessible.
In Jammu region, A BSF officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods earlier.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has pressed in all services for relief and rescue operation. Official sources confirmed the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is himself monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of life in kashmir and has sanctioned Rs 2 lac for the family of those killed in floods and 50000 for seriously injured.