Karnah Flashfloods: DDC Kupwara visits affected villages

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Kupwara, Aug 16: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir visited various areas of Karnah on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of flash floods triggered by cloudbursts.
DDC was accompanied by SSP Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar, SDM, Exen R&B, Tehsildar and others concerned.
DDC visited affected villages viz Nachyam, Baghballa, Hajinar, Tangdar Bazar, Lountha and Shartpalla, where he interacted with the locals and assured them of all possible support from the district administration.
The flash floods damaged many shops and business establishments, residential houses and government buildings including army supply camp and Army Goodwill School and also affected water and electricity supplies from Nachiyain to Tangdhar.
The DDC said that rescue teams comprising Police, Army, Civil administration, SDRF, Volunteers have been pressed into action, men and machinery has been mobilized on a war footing to clear debris from the road at certain places towards ensuring immediate restoration of road transport.
DDC said that an alert has already been issued and directed SDM Karnah, Dr Aliyas and all concerned to work in coordination and empathy towards the restoration of normal life as early as possible in the Sub-Division.