Jammu Cloudburst Rescue Ongoing: Live Updates

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(PTI) Rescue operations are underway on Thursday to trace 20 people missing after a cloudburst hit Honzar village in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir with authorities pressing more teams into action.
    
Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote village was struck by the cloudburst early Wednesday – damaging 21 houses, cowsheds, a ration depot, a bridge and a mosque.
    
The officials said the joint rescue operation by police, Army and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is going on in full swing to locate the missing people, including nine women.    

The Jammu and Kashmir government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the incident and Rs 50,000 each and Rs 12,700 under SDRF to the grievously injured persons.
    
Director, Meteorological department, Sonum Lotus said no major rain occurred during the night across Jammu and Kashmir. 

Pooja Devi, the Kishtwar chairperson requests the LG to visit the affected area and asks for relief.

Also, Heavy Rain forecast in J&K till July 30: IMD

The current spell of widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy – very heavy falls highly likely to continue over Jammu and Kashmir, till July 30 with a reduction thereafter, said the Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday.

IMD official says ‘rainfall reduced in J&K and Himachal’

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