Mobile phone, landline services snapped in major parts of Kashmir due to flood


 Srinagar: Mobile phone and landline connectivity of major parts of Kashmir including Srinagar was disrupted after many towers and cables were damaged by floods which has caused havoc in the entire state.
Sources here today said towers of mobile service  providers, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were damaged by floods at many places in Kashmir valley, including Srinagar city, making it difficult for the people to call for help and communicate with their family members, who are trapped in flood affected areas.
Landline phone of BSNL in major parts of the  valley were also out of order due to damage caused to cables at many places due to flood.
“I have been trying to get in touch with my family, which  is trapped in a school in Natipora, however, the mobile phones are not working. I am worried as it has been more than 15 hours since I spoke to them,” Javad Ahmad told UNI.    “I tried to seek help from the numbers government has  given, however, they asked me to contact the local police station, which is under 5 to 6 feet of flood water,” he alleged.