Weather forecast Highlights: Four people were killed and nearly 35 others were reported missing as a cloudburst occurred in village Hinjar in Dacchan area of Kishtwar on Wednesday morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the central government is closely monitoring the situation in the wake of the cloudbursts in Kishtwar and Kargil. “Central Government is closely monitoring the situation in the wake of the cloudbursts in Kishtwar and Kargil. All possible assistance is being made available in the affected areas. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being,” he said in a tweet.
Former Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Wednesday said all efforts are being made by the government to assist those affected by the cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier this morning, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said he has spoke to the LG & DGP of Jammu & Kashmir regarding cloudburst in Kishtwar. J&K LG Manoj Sinha said he is continuously monitoring the situation.
Six residential houses and a ration store were also damaged in the area. Sources said Army and police teams were rushed to carry out rescue operations.
Director General of Police-cum-Commandant General Home Guard, Civil Defence and SDRF, V K Singh, said two women were among those killed in the incident. “One of our SDRF teams from Kishtwar reached the affected village and two more teams are on their way from Doda and Udhampur districts. Two more SDRF teams are waiting for weather to improve to get airlifted from Jammu and Srinagar to the scene and join the rescue mission.”