A class 10 student was on Tuesday swept away in flashfloods in Jammu's Doda district
while he was going to the school to write an exam. His body was later fished out from the water by the police and handed over to his family.
The Doda region has been experiencing heavy rains since Monday, triggering mudslides that led to road closures at a number of places in the hilly district. Raja Owais, 16, was crossing the Amritpura Nallah or stream when the incident occurred. The residents complained that since there is no proper bridge to cross the stream, it's dangerous to cross it during the flashfloods.
The weather conditions have been severe and the authorities have announced a shutdown of all schools as a precautionary measure to prevent any unpleasant incident.
"Keeping heavy rains in mind, we announced school holiday in the district and postponed the exam. Further announcement to shut the schools down will be done keeping the weather in mind," Mohammad Sharif, Chief Education Officer in Doda, told news agency ANI.
(With Inputs From ANI)