J&K floods : 7 lakh people still stranded in Srinagar

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Nearly 1,500 trucks ca06-jammu-floods11rrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various places on the over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway as stretches of the road have either been washed away by flash floods or have come under a landslide.

Flash floods and landslides triggered by six days of torrential rains have left over 7 lakh people stranded in Srinagar with many areas completely submerged under water.

The overflowing Jhelum took virtually the entire city in its grip, barring the old parts located on higher ground.

Houses, bridges and dams collapsed in fast-moving waters. The Jhelum River, which flows from northern India into Pakistan, burst through embankments and left streets and buildings submerged.

Sadal village, about 55 kilometers from Udhampur, has been completely submerged by a landslide. Road connectivity to it has been snapped from Kainthgali onwards.

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