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Flood threat in Jammu & Kashmir eases as weather improves

Apr 03, 2015 08:19 AM IST India India

Srinagar: The flood threat in Jammu and Kashmir is easing as the weather improves. The MET department has said there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days.

Currently all the rivers in the Valley are flowing below the danger mark. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly nine feet below the danger mark, while the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh in the city was 15.25 feet, an official of the Flood Control Department said.

Met Director BP Yadav said, "Few areas experienced heavy rains and warning has been issued. After 3 April the situation will become under control."

The recent flood alert has also hit the state's tourism industry. This comes after the state witnessed an unprecedented deluge in 2014.

Heavy rainfall since Saturday has resulted in death of 15 persons in Chadoora area of Budgam district, one in Udhmapur district while another person is feared dead. The deaths took place when a residential house at village Laden vanished due to caving in of earth caused by heavy rains.