Doda cloudburst; death toll rises to six

Doda cloudburst; death toll rises to six

Jammu: Six persons including four women and a child were killed as cloudburst hit the mountainous Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
“Cloudburst hit during wee hours today at around 0220 hours in main bazar of Thathri in Doda district,” police said.
They said that many people feared dead, while structures including houses, schools and shops also got damaged.
Police said that so far six bodies have been recovered from the debris.
Further police said that the rescue operation is on and 15 injured have been rushed to the hospital.
In a separate incident, cloudburst also hit in Dool area of Kishtwar.
“A woman and her grandson while many cattle got washed away when cloudburst hit Chachra Cherji village in Dool,” Sandeep Wazir, SSP Kishtwar said.
He also said that the body of lady identified as Kungi Devi,50, while her grandson namely Samrat is still missing. (Agencies)

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