Jammu, Nov. 10: On Friday, amid intense rains that pounded most of the plain regions around the Jammu region, a 45-year-old man lost his life on the spot after being hit by lightning, while his son suffered serious burn injuries. The event occurred in the Udhampur district.
According to officials, the father-son pair was traveling to their store in the downpour when the lightning hit. Shallo Ram, a Patti Pangara native of Udhampur, passed away almost instantly, but his 28-year-old son Rinku Kumar suffered severe burn injuries. With assistance from the villagers, the police took him right away to the Government Medical College (GMC) in Udhampur, according to authorities.
It was said that Rinku’s health was serious.” Shallo Ram’s corpse was held at the GMC Udhampur morgue for a post-mortem. Officials said that the police had taken notice of the situation.
In the meantime, several low-lying regions of Jammu and the surrounding areas saw severe waterlogging as a result of the strong overnight rains that pounded the plains of the Jammu region, bringing down the temperature and causing freezing conditions. Jammu city and its surrounding regions experienced flooding in a number of low-lying locations. Residents in the Satwari, Nai Basti, and Nanak Nagar regions had to endure gruesome experiences living in cramped, narrow streets beside overflowing nullahs. In a few places in Talab Tillo, the situation was similar. It flooded the JDA parking lot all the way.
Due to waterlogging, the shopkeepers in the vicinity of Fortune Riviera, who were given permission to set up 60 firecracker stands in advance of the Diwali celebration, were in a distressed state.
Our booths are overflowing, as you can see. Where ought we to go? There is one to two feet of water. The government set aside this area. There is not much time left for sales. We would be destroyed since our Rs 5–10 lakh investment is at risk if it rains tonight as well. Disgruntled shops told the reporters, “We want the authorities to either move us to another location or immediately dewater the area.”