In pictures: Kashmir flood fury in Kulgam

In pictures: Kashmir flood fury in Kulgam

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One of the Southern districts of Kashmir Valley, Kulgam, where nine people died in the devastating floods that has claimed more than 300 lives in the whole state so far, has been badly destroyed. This district was one of the first areas that was affected by the floods in the first week of this month. In one of the villages, Kilam Gund, around 40 houses have been completely swept by the floodwater; cutting the roads, changing the paddy fields into water streams filled with cobblestones. The remaining 165 houses in the village are unsafe to live in, locals said. People are living in the tents put up in a nearby hospital premises. “We are requesting the government to provide us land, where we can live now. This village is now completely changed. We can’t live here,” said Shabir Ah. Sheikh, a government teacher. The Kashmir Walla visited this village and many other affected areas, and its photographer Muhabit ul Haq captured the situation of these affected villages in Kulgam district.

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