FLOODS IN KASHMIR: 6 BODIES RECOVERED FROM LANDSLIDES ON TUESDAY

The heavy rains lashing Jammu and Kashmir since four days have flooded many districts sinking many house.  So far, six bodies were recovered on Tuesday in Budgam district.

People are being evacuated since Monday morning, as the state govt. declared floods in the area shutting down schools and offices. Eight teams od NDRF were rushed to J and K. PM Modi deputed minister to take the stock of the situation. 
River Jhelum is flowing above the danger mark at several places including Sangam in Anantnag district and Ram Munshi Bagh in the city. Flood water entered several low-lying areas of Kashmir, including capital Srinagar, leading to panic among the locals for whom memories of the devastating deluge only seven months back are fresh in mind. Over 280 people had died and tens of thousands left homeless and property worth hundreds of crores damaged in unprecedented floods in the state in September 2014.
Armed forces, along with four helicopters, have been placed in readiness for deployment at short notice after local authorities declared a flood situation in the Valley. The central government granted Rs 200 crore as immediate relief.

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