cloudburst Ramban

Srinagar, Aug 11: Two people died after flash floods, triggered by a cloudburst, hit Neera village of Ramban district on Thursday, officials said here.

An official told the media that the incident occurred following incessant rains in the Jammu region.

He said that soon after the incident Jammu & Kashmir Police, SDRF, and Civil QRT reached the spot for a rescue operation and to locate the missing persons.

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Meanwhile, officials said that the Srinagar-Jammu National highway was blocked due to fresh mudslides and shooting stones, triggered by rains on Thursday.

“NH-44 blocked at Mehar and Cafeteria Morh due to shooting stones and mudslides. Restoration work will start when rains stop,” said DC Ramban.