10 Indian army posts inundated in IOK

Sep 9th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

In occupied Kashmir, ten Army forward posts were inundated and some of them had to be thinned out due to the flash floods and mudslides.

General Officer Commanding (GOC of the 16 Corps), Lt Gen K H Singh talking to media men in Srinagar said that 40 troops had to be evacuated through helicopters from forward posts along the Line of Control.

The flood situation in occupied Kashmir worsened as many parts of Srinagar, including the Indian Army cantonment in Badami Bagh, were inundated and vital roads submerged on Sunday.

The embankments of River Jhelum were breached at many places due to rise in water level, submerging areas like Badami Bagh, Sonawar, Rajbagh, Kursu, Natipora, Nowgam and old Barzulla, officials said.

Communication system has been disrupted with almost all private cellular networks out of order. The landline telephone network has also been badly affected.

Torrential monsoon rains, which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses in occupied Kashmir, have so far claimed over 150 lives in the territory.

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