Doda cloudburst: 4 feared dead, several stranded

Asar-Bagar (Doda), Jammu: At least four persons were feared dead, and several vehicles stranded after a cloudburst on the Doda-Batote highway on Thursday, 135 km from Jammu, senior officials said.

The army was called in after flash floods following cloudburst. (See Pictures)

The cloudburst affected over a km stretch of the Doda-Batote highway, and many vehicles and people were stranded in the region, District Development Commissioner of Doda Farooq Ahmed Khan said. Two restaurants and many shops were washed away.

The eight-kilometre approach road to the prestigious Baglihar power project has been affected but the power project is safe and functioning.

Local authorities have launched a search operation. (With PTI Inputs)