Three minor students killed in flash floods in Batote

Three minor students killed in flash floods in Batote

Batote: Three minor students, on way to their home from school, were washed away by flash flood trigged by a cloudburst in Batote area of Ramban district of Jammu on Thursday.
Officials said the students died after floods in Chakwa nullah – two kilometers from Batote area of the district. The deceased have been identified as Rakesh Kumar, 14; Shiwali Devi, 5 and Payal Devi, 15 – all residents of Ladwal area.
According to the reports, the three students were returning home from school when flash flood washed them away. A police officer said that two dead bodies have been recovered so far, and one student is still missing.
Police, local people and para military forces were trying to trace the third body when reports last came in.
Rain water has entered many residential houses and has caused huge losses to the property. Rain water has also entered into shops in main market of Batote.
Senior officials from local administration have visited the main market of Batote and other affected areas.