Jammu, Jun 18: Two minor girls died after they drowned while three were rescued and one is still missing as flash flood hit Jhajjar rivulet here on city outskirts on Monday.
“Two minor girls were washed away and three were rescued while one went missing when a sudden flash flood hit in Jhajjar in Jhajjar Kotli area here on Monday evening,” police said.
They said that people raised an alarm following which rescue teams were pressed into service, adding, “we have rescued three girls and have received injuries while two of them drowned”.
“Search operation of missing girl was suspended due to darkness,” police added.
The deceased were identified as Nanita Bhagat,4, daughter of Brij Mohan, resident of Dansal, Niharika Devi, 8, resident of Batal, Nagrota.
Meanwhile the injured were Vandana Devi,13, daughter of Baldev Raj, of Sheranjal, Dansal, Radhika Devi,4 and Bharati Bhagat,9, resident of Otta, Dansal.
However, the missing girl was identified as Chandan Jyoti,6, daughter of Brij Mohan, resident of Otta, Dansal.