Jammu floods toll rises to 120


IMG-20140906-WA0039Jammu: The toll in the Jammu floods due to incessant downpour for the last five days has risen to 120 following the death of 14 people in a landslide. The Met Office said the “worst is over”.

Fourteen people died Friday in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district when a landslide buried them, officials said.

While 14 bodies have been recovered, many more are feared trapped, officials said.

More than 2,000 marooned people have been rescued by the security forces in the past five days.

The weather office forecast more rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, but it also said the the overall weather condition will improve from Sunday.

“From tomorrow (Sunday) onwards, Jammu and Kashmir will have clear weather for the next one week. As the system has already started weakening, we can safely say the worst is over,” Sonam Lotus, director of the Met Office, said.


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