Srinagar: The death toll in ravaging floods in Kashmir Valley has mounted to 83 with the recovery of three more bodies from Srinagar, police said.
While the death toll upto September 19 was 77, six more bodies have been found since then, three of them from Ram Munishi Bagh area here on Tuesday. Two more bodies were retrieved from West Srinagar and one from South in last four days.
Srinagar district is hardest hit by the floods in the Valley as 45 bodies have been recovered from the city so far, a police spokesman said.
Giving the break of deaths recorded so far in this summer capital of the state, the spokesman said, 25 bodies have been found from South of the city alone.
Six corpses were found in Srinagar’s East, nine in West, three in north and two in Hazratbal zone.
Elsewhere, he said, nine deaths took place in Kulgam district followed by eight in Anantnag, six in Budgam, four in Pulwama, three in Bandipora while two each in Ganderbal, Shopian and Kupwara.
With the recovery of the bodies, the death toll across the state has gone upto to 284. While 159 bodies have been recovered from flood-hit areas in Jammu division, 16 among 44 others, who were washed away in a bus at Rajouri, are feared dead.
Meanwhile, the worst-hit areas of Jawahar Nagar, Bemina and Rajbagh continued to remain inundated while there was semblance of normalcy in other parts of the city.
Lakhs of people continue to remain away from their homes after abandoning them following the devastating flood which was has been witnessed before, not at-least in last more than a century in the state.
The government has revealed that 2,34,516 structures across the state excluding Srinagar district have been damaged and include 20000 houses which have been completely destroyed. In all 5411 villages excluding Srinagar District have been affected by the floods.