PM speaks to Mehbooba over flood situation in J&K

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New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over the flood situation in the state and offered the Centre’s assistance.

“Spoke to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Four persons were killed and five others went missing due to incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities declared flood in the valley on Friday.

According to the Flood Control Department, the Jhelum River is flowing above the flood mark at Sangam in Anantnag and at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar.

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Friday due to landslides in Ramban district and fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector of the highway.

–IANS

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