The MeT has issued a warning about the potential for landslides and flash floods in J&K
The MeT has issued a warning about the potential for landslides and flash floods in J&K.

Two troops drowned on July 8 while participating in a patrol for area dominance in the challenging Poonch terrain of the Jammu division, according to an Army spokesperson.


Two troops drowned on Saturday during a mission to establish area dominance in Poonch’s challenging terrain, according to an Army official.

“Lance Naik Telu Ram was washed away by sudden floods while attempting to cross a mountain creek. The patrol leader, Naib Subedar Kuldeep Singh, sacrificed himself in an effort to rescue Ram, according to an Army official.

Flash floods on Saturday afternoon carried the troops away, and both of their corpses have been found. The troops were stationed along the Mughal Road in the Poshana neighbourhood of Poonch’s Surankote subdivision.

In the Doda region of Jammu, two people perished on Sunday after the bus they were riding in was struck by a landslip in the hamlet of Bhanghroo-Gandoh. “There were three people stranded. According to authorities, two of them died as a result of their wounds.

Mudasir Ali and Amir Sohail were named as the dead.

A special Indian Navy crew assisted in the search for a little girl who had drowned in the river Pohru in the hamlet of Jaggerpora in the Kupwara district in the Kashmir valley.

As soon as the girl vanished 24 hours ago, teams of the Marine Commando Force (MARCOS) started helping the locals. Three youngsters drowned on Saturday afternoon, including the victim.

As the dry period ended in the afternoon of Sunday, Kashmir had experienced significant rainfall during the previous 24 hours.

In the month of July, Pahalgam had its highest-ever rainfall total of 73.3 mm. Officials claim that 60.4 mm from 1983 was the previous record-high.

The Amarnath yatra, meanwhile, began again on Sunday after being suspended for the previous two days owing to a three-day stretch of bad weather. Since July 1, more than 85,000 pilgrims have participated in the yatra.



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