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Flash floods wash away woman in Lolab

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Srinagar, Jul 18: A woman died after multiple cloudbursts triggered flash-floods in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

According to local reports, the woman identified as Shafiqa Bano (35) was washed away by the flash-floods in Bera Rudi, Khordi, Bat Gagal, Surgam in Lolab at around 4:30 pm, reported news agency GNS.

The woman’s body was later recovered by locals and police, they said.

They said that there were multiple cloudbursts in Kantpora, Putshahi, and Dooniwari villages.

Reports said that the flash-floods caused a large-scale damage to the standing crops as well as to the residential houses in the villages.

“One footbridge connecting Shimriyal village was also washed away due to the flash-floods,” said the GNS quoting reports.

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