J&K: 14 stuck in flash floods rescued from Kathua

J&K: 14 stuck in flash floods rescued from Kathua

A group of people watch the swollen Tawi river following heavy rainfall, in Jammu, Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019. (PTI Photo for representation)

Fourteen people were rescued on Saturday following flash floods in Kathua district of the Jammu region, where heavy rains disrupted normal life, officials said.

Eleven people, belonging to a nomadic community, were stuck in flash floods in Ujh river in Rajbagh area and were subsequently rescued by the Kathua Police along with SDRF personnel, a police official said.

The rescued people were shifted to a safer location, he added.

In another rescue operation in Ujh river, policemen saved three people.

Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Jammu region, raising water level in major rivers, including Tawi, and leaving some low-lying areas submerged.