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Floods toll crosses 260 in Jammu and Kashmir

Army personnel  rescue of flood victims

Army personnel  rescue of flood victimsSrinagar: The death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 260 with Jammu region accounting for most of the deaths in the worst flood in the state in more than a century.

The death toll in Jammu region was 210 while in Kashmir Valley so far 54 bodies have been recovered, officials said.

“We have recovered 190 bodies while 20 others were washed away, and presumed dead, in the flood affected areas of Jammu division. Rajouri district was the worst-hit in terms of loss of life,” a senior official from Jammu said.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Rohit Kansal told that 54 bodies have been recovered from various parts of the Valley so far.

Jammu and Kashmir was hit by the worst-ever floods since 1892, wreaking havoc in several districts on either side of the Pir Panjal mountain range.

Public infrastructure like bridges, roads and government buildings worth several thousand crore has been destroyed by the floods while the damage to private property including crops like apple and paddy is estimated to be several times higher.


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