Umaisar Gull Ganie
Kulgam, Jul 22: The flash floods due to cloudburst created panic among the villagers in Damhal Hanjipora area in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday evening.
An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that there has been a sudden downflow of water in many areas of Damhal Hanjipora due to cloudburst in upper reaches while no loss of human life has been reported so far.
“Water gushed into residential houses, apple orchards, caused damage to the boundary walls of a Higher Secondary and Middle School in Khurbatpora while inundating the roads as well,” he said.
He said the affected area include Tangmarg, Korel, Chogalpora, Kurbatpora, Chachmulla and Jaibal area of Damhal Hanjipora.
“Police under supervision of SDPO, Damhal Hanjipora and officials of district administration Kulgam immediately rushed to the spot and evacuated affected families to a safer place,” official said, adding that Deputy Commissioner of the district was in constant touch with the ground staff.
Meanwhile, no fatality or injuries to anyone have been reported from the area till the report was filed—(KNO)