5 nomad family members feared dead in IIOJK cloudburst

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least five members of a nomad family were feared dead in a cloudburst in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.

According to Kashmir Media Service, reports said that calamity struck the hilly area and hit the Bakerwal (nomad) family comprising at least five members even as numbers could vary and possibil-ity of higher figure has not been ruled out.

Soon a police party, headed by local SHO, reached the spot along with members of Disaster Response Force. They said, so far, four bodies have been reportedly found as there are inadequate or feeble communication links to the area.

The family, trapped in the calamity, is said to be that of Haji Bashir Bakarwal of Rajouri but final confirmation is awaited, they said. Further details are awaited. —KMS

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