Thursday, September 11, 2014

One lakh evacuated in J & K flood

One lakh people in flood- hit Kashmir Valley were evacuated so far in rescue operations as authorities today shifted focus to relief supplies to lakhs of stranded victims and prepared to combat possible spread of waterborne diseases with flood waters receding.

With many stranded people reluctant to leave their homes, authorities said they are concentrating more on providing them food and water.

As a tragedy of epic proportions unfolded in the worst-ever floods to hit Kashmir in 109 years after heavy rains from September 2, the death toll was stated to be around 250.

Authorities fear that the number of dead could be higher.

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