115 killed in flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir
In Jammu & Kashmir, at least 115 people were killed and over 370 injured, and many more are missing as flash floods caused by torrential rain hit Leh town and adjoining villages in the small hours of Friday. A cloudburst that occurred between 0030 and 0100 a.m. triggered torrential rain, mudslides and flash floods. Several buildings were washed away. Rescue operations have been taken up on a war-footing.
The BSNL exchange in Leh has been damaged; the Srinagar-Leh road is unusable and the Leh airport has suspended all operations. The area is virtually cut off from the rest of the world.