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Man dies in cloudburst in Kupwara

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Srinagar, Aug 15: One person was killed and several buildings and shops damaged after a cloudburst struck the Karnah area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said today.

Satpal Singh, a resident of Miran Sahib in Jammu, was swept away in a flash flood after the cloudburst hit Kuchi Ban, in Karnah, yesterday, a police official said.

He said the body of Singh, a tanker driver, was recovered later.

Meanwhile, 80-year-old Mangta Awaan died of a cardiac-arrest on hearing about the damages caused by the flash-floods, the official said.

Three government buildings, three houses and 10 shops were completely destroyed, while another 13 houses, five government buildings and 50 shops suffered partial damages.

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