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6 killed, 11 injured in J-K cloudburst

SP Sharma | Jammu |

Death toll in the cloudburst at Thatri on Thursday has risen to six with recovery of three more bodies from the debris. Three bodies were found in the morning and search has been mounted in the area.

Police said that six houses, two shops and a private school were badly damaged due to the cloudburst that happened in the wee hours on Thursday.

It is feared that some people were still trapped in the area.

Relief and rescue operations have been launched by the Army, police and the NDRF. Helicopters of IAF were also rushed to the aid of the injured.

The cloudburst has triggered landslides in the area as a result of which the road network has got blocked.