Cloudburst damages houses, roads, bridge in Tral

SRINAGAR: Six residential houses and several roads got damaged while a bridge collapsed in flash floods caused by a cloudburst in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district in wee hours on Sunday.

The locals said that besides property loss, floods damaged roads and a bridge in Aripal village collapsed, thereby closing all the routes entering the village.

They said that people, mostly youth, were rescuing the affected people who have been shifted to the safer places. “Most of the residents in Satoora area have left their homes and are presently in Masjids in other non-affected areas and in grounds,” locals said.

The flood water has entered into the houses of residents in Satoora and Naristan villages while the people are putting their every effort to save the human lives,” they added.

They said that flash water is increasing rapidly while the Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Trust sent a team of volunteers to rescue the people. “Besides volunteers, some officials from Revenue department also reached to the spot and were reviewing the situation in the villages,” they said.

Reports quoting Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam said there were no deaths reported. “Road has been washed away at various places and we have sent a JCB to repair the road. Currently we are working around Dharam Gund where some homes are impacted besides the road.”