Poonch, June 29: A 25-year-old youth was killed due to flash floods caused by incessant rains in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports reaching GNS said that the heavy rains in the border district caused the flashed floods and landslides since today morning.
In the meantime, the youth got struck on the bank of a river and finally washed away and drowned in the local nallah at Surankote.
The body for some time disappeared but later appeared some distance away, they said. The locals informed the police who immediately reached the site and recovered the body.
Station House Officer (SHO), Surankote, Mohammad Anzar Mir confirmed the incident to GNS and said that the body was recovered from the nallah despite inclement weather.
“The identity of the deceased is being ascertained,” he said, adding that body has been taken to Sub-district hospital Surankote for legal medico formalities.
Earlier, the flood was declared in south Kashmir parts after water level crossed the danger mark of 21 ft at Sangam in Anantnag district on Friday evening.
Mir Muhammad Shahnawaz, chief engineer Irrigation, and Flood control said flood has been declared in south Kashmir.
He said the water level in Jhelum at Sangam has crossed the danger mark of 23.02ft. “At 9 pm, the water level in Ram Munshibagh was 16.23 ft,” he said. (GNS)