Four dead, dozens missing as cloud burst hits Kishtwar village

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Four persons were killed and around 36 others are missing and feared dead in a cloud burst in Kistwar district, officials said.

Reports reaching a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) said that the cloud burst hit Honjar Dacchan, sweeping away six houses and a ration depot.

As soon as getting the news, Police, army, NDRF, civil administration and locals launched a rescue operation, they said.

SSP Kishtwar Shafqat Bhat told GNS that four bodies have been recovered while a number of people, with reports coming in suggesting the number to be around 36, are missing. He said efforts are on to trace the missing persons.

Official sources said that the missing persons are feared dead. Emerging story, more details awaited. (GNS)

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