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Weather: Cloudburst in Kupwara due to havoc of rain, flood in Kathua, landslide in Himachal, camp of clouds in Delhi

Pankaj Prasad
Cloudburst in Kupwara
Cloudburst in Kupwara

Heavy rains have thrown life out of gear in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Rain continued to wreak havoc in many parts of the country on Thursday as well. Heavy rains have thrown life out of gear in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. In many districts of Jammu and Kashmir division, the storm water drains have come in spate. There has been extensive damage to roads, bridges and power infrastructure. Due to this hundreds of villages have been cut off from the district headquarters. On the other hand, due to landslides in many places in Himachal Pradesh, dozens of roads were closed and hundreds of people were trapped.

A flood-like situation has arisen in Billawar of Kathua district of Jammu division. The approach road of the bridge was washed away due to the sudden influx of water in the wet drain here. The Public Relations Department has closed this bridge for movement as a precautionary measure. Billawar's contact with many villages has been cut off due to the road being washed away. There, there has been a crack in the Sanyal bridge connecting Pathankot via National Highway 44. This bridge has been closed for traffic due to the possibility of an accident. Due to non-passability of vehicles on the bridge, the area's contact with Punjab has been cut off.

Heavy rains lashed the Kashmir division overnight, causing water-logging in low-lying areas. Rivers and drains are also flowing on the danger mark. The cloudburst in Kupwara damaged the Khumriyal bridge in Lolab area. Due to this, the contact of some areas of the area has been cut off. Chopper service to Vaishno Devi could not run in Katra on Thursday due to fog.

Haryana: Water level of rivers started decreasing

Due to the stoppage of rain on the mountains, the water level of the rivers has started to stop. Yamuna, Tangri and Markanda rivers have calmed down in GT belt districts. The water level of Ghaggar river is receding rapidly in Fatehabad and Sirsa districts. Despite this, people are still facing difficulties due to the situation not being normal in many areas. At the same time, the water level of Ghaggar river in Sirsa district has dropped from 58 thousand to 26 thousand cusecs.

Maharashtra: 7,000 people sent to camps after Raigad accident

After the Irshalwadi tragedy, around 7,000 people from 103 villages have been shifted to 51 camps in Raigad due to the possibility of landslides. In the Irshalwadi tragedy on July 19, 27 people were killed and 57 are still missing. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heavy rains in the next three days, an official said on Thursday. agency

Alert of heavy rain even today, many areas cut off from the roads

Rivers and drains are in spate due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. Beas, Satlut and Ravi rivers are also showing their fierce form. The Meteorological Department has issued Orange in view of the possibility of heavy rains in nine districts of the state on Friday. Meanwhile, Kinnaur and Spiti valley have been cut off from Shimla due to landslides. On the other hand, the Yamunotri Highway in Uttarkashi, which was obstructed after a massive landslide at Paligad, has now opened. The weather remained clear in most of the rest parts of Uttarakhand on Thursday. Mandi-Pathankot NH near Gumma remained closed for three hours on Wednesday night, due to which all the vehicles were stuck there till morning. Mandi-Kullu NH is yet to be restored. About 569 roads and more than 311 drinking water schemes have come to a standstill in the state. The state has suffered a loss of Rs 5,361.16 crore from June 24 to July 26 due to monsoon rains. 168 people have lost their lives. 653 houses collapsed due to the flood, while 6,711 houses were damaged.

Punjab: Indian citizen reached Pakistan flowing in Sutlej

An Indian got washed away and reached Pakistan due to floods in the Sutlej river passing through the India-Pakistan international border. He had reached Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur district of Pakistan near Hussainwali border. He is deaf and was found unconscious by Pakistani Rangers across the border.