- 11 people have been injured, several houses and shops have been damaged
- A school building has also been damaged after the cloudburst
- The region has witnessed heavy rainfall this season
"Flash floods triggered by cloudburst hit Thathri town at 2.20 am resulting in a massive increase in the level of the 'nullah' flowing along the Jamai Masjid locality close to the town," news agency quoted a police officer.
Doda, which falls in the Jammu region, has witnessed heavy rainfall this monsoon. Deputy Superintendent of Police (headquarters) Doda, Iftkhar Ahmed, said the water level and silt suddenly rose in the drain after the cloudburst, washing away several structures along its path leading to the main market. "Several others are still under the debris and more casualties cannot be ruled out," he said.
Last week too, heavy rainfall was reported in Doda district. Earlier this week, landslides due to heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district had forced the authorities to temporarily suspend traffic on the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway that connects Jammu and the Kashmir valley.
Kashmir had witnessed unprecedented floods in 2014 when most of the residential areas, including in Srinagar, were inundated by waters up to the level of several feet.
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