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Four rescued from flash floods in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kathua

The four people had gone for work on the construction of a bridge but were caught due to the sudden rise of water. They were successfully rescued after several hours.
Last Updated 20 February 2024, 11:16 IST

Kathua/ Jammu: Three construction workers and the driver of a load carrier were rescued after they were trapped in a swollen river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Tuesday, officials said.

The four people had gone for work on the construction of a bridge over Ujh river near Kathua town but were caught due to the sudden rise of water owing to heavy overnight rains, the officials said.

A joint team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the police rushed to the scene and successfully rescued the trapped persons after several hours of hectic efforts, they said.

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(Published 20 February 2024, 11:16 IST)

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