After south, flood alert issued in central Kashmir

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Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday declared floods in Srinagar and other districts of central Kashmir as Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 19-ft. Meanwhile, the students of Kashmir University who are appearing in examinations today reiterated appeal to the varsity to postpone the paper as has been done by the Directorate of School Education.

The authorities have already closed all the schools across Kashmir Valley in wake of the obtaining situation on the weather front.

Flood was already declared in south Kashmir after the Jhelum rose above 21 feet near Sangam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

An official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir reportedly said that the river Jhelum crossed 19-ft mark near Rammunshi bagh at 12 a.m.

“The habitation residing along the embankments of River Jhelum / Nallahs and in low lying areas of central Kashmir are advised to remain vigilant,” Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control has reportedly said.

The river Jhelum was flowing at 20.64-ft at Ram Munshibagh at 7 a.m, officials said.