Breaking News Kashmir Faces the Heavy flood CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed assures compensation to victims : Kashmir flood is one of the most devastating flood that had ever occur yet. In this flood the 16 people are trapped when two houses sunk into ground at Chadoora area in Budgam district of Kashmir.According to the government the flood occur in Kashmir, earlier the River Jhelum has crossed the danger mark in Srinagar and Sangam with heavy rainfall lashing most parts of the state. The state administration already asked people to move to another place which is higher reaches as water flooded. Before the next 24 hours the warning has annouced to shift the people to another place which safer for them.
“Accordingly the authorities have declared that Kashmir has been flooded and people living in low lying areas, especially in and around Jhelum have been advised to move to safer areas,” an official handout said.
Kashmir Flood Live updates:
11:45 am: J&K Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar confirms that Jhelum river is flowing above danger point in Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh areas.
The J&K Minister advises people living along river to be on alert. Akhtar says, “We have tried to learn from last year’s disaster,” adding that flood control and management regime has been activated.
“There is a greater vulnerability of the embankments because many of them had been breached last time and the engineers were still trying to fill those gaps. So, that is a worry. But, we have mounted a 24-hour vigil on the bunds all across the valley,” he says.
He further said that schools across the state have been closed for the next two days.
“We are trying to plug wherever there is a report of Jhelum having over flown a couple of places. But, that is a minor worry. The major worry would be if, god forbids, there is a breach, which we are trying to prevent,” he further adds.
11:15 am: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed arrives in Srinagar to take stock of situation and assures compensation to the affected people. “We will do everything possible for the people and will try to provide compensation to non-insured people,” he says.
10:50 am: J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh addresses state Assembly, says the situation is a matter of concern for all of us and the government is serious about the issue.
10:35 am: IAF aircraft loaded with relief material departs from Bathinda, Punjab.
10:30 am: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who is scheduled to lead a team of officials to assess the flood-like situation in J&K says, “the PM has directed us to visit affected areas and take stock of the situation.”
10:20 am: Two houses sink into ground at Chadoora area in Budgam district of Kashmir, 16 people feared trapped, says police.
10:10 am: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah says, “I hope and pray that we don’t have to face the situation as we faced last September during the floods.”
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