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J-K floods: At least 90 dead, thousands left stranded

Srinagar, Sep 6 (ANI): The floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) have taken the total death toll to at least 90, with around 70 people left dead on Friday. Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir have been the worst hit due to the disaster.

Incessant rains have also resulted in mud slides, flash floods and rising of water level in all rivers of Jammu and Kashmir, which has left thousands of people stranded across the state.

The Home Ministry had on Friday moved two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to the flood-affected areas of Jammu due to the continuous massive rainfall.

After having a telephonic conversation with J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had directed two NDRF teams to be air-lifted from Bhatinda and two more to be moved during the day for rescue operations.

Omar Abdullah had also said earlier that seeing the current situation of rains and floods in the state, their immediate focus was the rescue of people affected and the prevention of loss of life.

He also said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured all required assistance. (ANI)