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Cloud burst at Watlar | District administration Ganderbal launches rescue operation in wee hours

All affected services restored; no loss of human life, livestock

GANDERBAL: Today in the wee hours, a cloud burst occurred in the upper reaches of Tehsil Lar due to which large amount of water gushed downwards flooding the Nallahs and rivulets causing flash floods that damaged the agriculture fields, trees, roads, drains and irrigation facilities.

On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna, the district administration immediately launched the rescue operation to make situation under control.

Disaster Management Team along with all line departments pressed men and machinery into the service on the spot and started restoration of affected services viz-a-viz dewatering from few houses through water pumps, clearance of road and pathways by removing debris, boulders and slit that had accumulated besides plugging of irrigation canals has also been started.

To have firsthand appraisal of the situation on the ground, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Farooq Ahmad Baba along with Tehsildar Lar went on the spot and took stock of the situation.

Meanwhile assessment was conducted to ascertain severity of damage and it was found that no house is completely damaged and no family has got displaced.

The revenue field agency under the supervision of Tehsildar Lar has surveyed the damage cases of houses, paddy fields, horticulture and poultry for processing relief cases and found that no requirement of immediate relief in the form of ration and household items is required to anyone.

Pertinently, no loss of human life and livestock was reported due to cloud bursting.

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