Six killed in Kashmir cloudburst

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Jammu, July 20 (IANS) Six persons were killed and several houses and shops were damaged on Thursday in a cloudburst in the hilly district of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The cloudburst hit Thathri town after midnight triggering a flash flood.

“The death toll has risen to six. Over a dozen persons have been rescued and the rescue operation is still going on,” a police spokesman said.

Three bodies were recovered first from the debris of the collapsed houses in the town. Three bodies were found later.

Over half a dozen houses and as many shops were damaged in the cloudburst, officials said.

–IANS

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