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PM Modi speaks to Mehbooba Mufti, offers all support to deal with flood situation in Kashmir valley

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 07 Apr 2017, 14:27:08 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed flood situation in the Kashmir valley with her. 

The Prime Minister also assured the J&K Chief Minister of all possible support from centre in dealing with the flood situation.

"Spoke to J&K CM @MehboobaMufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation," PM Modi tweeted.

Meanwhile, the incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed four lives in the state so far with five others reported to be missing.

According to Muhammad Hanief Lone, chief engineer Flood Control Department, water level of Jhelum river has crossed the flood mark at Sangam in Anantnag and Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar.

"In the Jhelum River, water was flowing at 21.50 feet at Sangam in Anantnag and at 20.20 feet at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar at 8 a.m. today (on Friday)," he told media persons.

"At both these places the water level is above the flood mark. In view of this development, the state government has declared floods in the valley and all related emergency arrangements have been made," Lone said.

In 2014, Kashmir had witnessed unprecedented floods when most of the residential areas, including the state capital  Srinagar, were inundated by waters up to the level of several feet.