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Jammu & Kashmir floods claimed 277 lives: CM Omar Abdullah

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First published: September 19, 2014, 11:46 AM IST | Updated: September 19, 2014
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Jammu & Kashmir floods claimed 277 lives: CM Omar Abdullah
The death toll in Jammu region reportedly is above 210 while in Kashmir Valley over 54 died in the calamity.

Srinagar: The floods that wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir for over 10 days, turning out to be the worst ever flood of the century claimed 277 lives, said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday.

The death toll in Jammu region reportedly is above 210 while in Kashmir Valley over 54 died in the calamity.

Jammu and Kashmir was hit by the worst-ever floods since 1892, wreaking havoc in several districts on either side of the Pir Panjal mountain range. Public infrastructure like bridges, roads and government buildings worth several thousand crore has been destroyed by the floods while the damage to private property including crops like apple and paddy is estimated to be several times higher.

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