Heavy rainfall hits Jammu and Kashmir once more, water level rises in Jhelum

Srinagar: As fresh rains hit the state again, the water level in the Jehlum river is rising due to continuous rainfall.

However, Met department had predicted that there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days.

Jhelum was earlier flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly nine feet below the danger mark, while the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh in the city was 15.25 feet, an official of the Flood Control Department said.

Heavy rainfall hits Jammu and Kashmir again, water level rises in Jhelum

The authorities have asked people living in landslide prone areas to shift to safer places as a precautionary measure to avoid any mishap.

The authorities have asked people living in landslide prone areas to shift to safer places as a precautionary measure to avoid any mishap.

Heavy rainfall since Saturday has resulted in death of 15 persons in Chadoora area of Budgam district, one in Udhmapur district while another person is feared dead. The deaths took place when a residential house at village Laden vanished due to caving in of land caused by heavy rains. - Agencies

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