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PM Modi Speaks To Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Over Flood Situation In J&K

4 persons were killed and five others went missing due to incessant rains in the state.

07/04/2017 11:53 AM IST | Updated 07/04/2017 11:53 AM IST
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File photo of J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over the flood situation in the state and offered the Centre's assistance.

The PM tweeted:

Four persons were killed and five others went missing due to incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities declared flood in the valley on Friday.

According to the Flood Control Department, the Jhelum River is flowing above the flood mark at Sangam in Anantnag and at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar.

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Friday due to landslides in Ramban district and fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector of the highway.

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