Indian state of Kashmir suffers from floods

At least six people died as a result of floods in the northern Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir, reports Reuters on April 7. Heavy rains and snowfall caused the avalanches to descend and turned the mountain rivers into raging torrents.

At the moment, two people are reported missing. Rescue services used helicopters to evacuate people from areas isolated by flooding. Rescuers evacuated 17 people living in the area of the city of Punch, police spokesman Rajiv Pandey said.

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