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At least 4 dead, 36 missing after cloud burst at J&K’s Kishtwar

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: At least four people lost their lives, while, 36 others who went missing are feared dead in a cloud burst in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kistwar district, officials said. As per available reports the cloud burst hit Honjar Dacchan and swept away six houses and a ration depot.

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Soon after the news broke out Police, army, NDRF, civil administration and locals launched a rescue operation, they said. SSP Kishtwar  Shafqat Bhat told that four bodies have been recovered while a number of people, with reports coming in suggesting the number to be around 36, are missing.

He said efforts are on to trace the missing persons. Official sources said that the missing persons are feared dead.

The water level in most of the rivers and nallahs is continuously rising and most of the rivers/nallahs are heavily flooded, due to incessant and heavy rainfall in Kishtwar district, district Police said in a statement. People are advised to stay at  home and not to move close to any river/nallah.

Emergency helpline numbers have been circulated to contact the following officers: 

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SSP Kishtwar  9419119202,

Adl. SP Kishtwar +919469181254,

Dy.SP Hqrs +919622640198,

SDPO Atholi +919858512348,

SHO Kishtwar +919149695883,

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SHO Chatroo 9906253546,

SHO PS Atholi 9419214272,

PCR Kishtwar 9906154100,

ERSS  112

The four bodies recovered in Dachhan, have been identified as: Saja Begum w/o Ghulam Mohd, Rakita W/O Zubair, Ghulam Nabi S/O Rasool Tantray,  Abdul Majid S/O Nazir Ahmed.

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