Jammu: A mother-daughter duo was feared dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains hit Pyt. Neera, near Ramban, officials said on Thursday.
“Flash-flood like situation in Pyt. Neera, near Ramban due to heavy rains. Tehsildar Ramban, DySP (Hqtrs) & SDRF component on spot. 2 persons are missing,” Deputy Commissioner Ramban said.
Official sources said that the missing persons, mother and daughter, are feared dead. They have been identified as Shamina Begum, wife of Shabir Ahmed and their daughter Rozia Banoo.
Reports said that flash floods also caused damaged to property and washed away cars and bikes in its swathe. Weather office here said that very heavy rain occurred since early morning with Jammu receiving 198mm followed by Reasi (152mm), Samba (105mm), Katra (77.8mm), Kathua (8.2mm), Bhaderwah (1.7mm) and Banihal (0.8mm). Rescue operation was launched immediately with men from police, SDRF and others deployed to find out the missing mother-daughter duo. Officials also said that a number of affected families were shifted to safer places. (GNS)