Rains wreaks havoc across Jammu, one die, bridge collapses, houses damaged

Jammu: Incessant rains on Wednesday wreaked havoc in parts of Jammu region where in a bridge collapsed here at city outskirts and mud houses were partially damaged in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
Number of vehicles damaged and houses partially due to continuous rains in Jammu and other parts of the region.
In Jammu, rain water entered many houses and shops in Canal Road, Krishna Nagar, Bhagwati Nagar, Talab Tillo and other low lying areas. People rued and criticized the Jammu Municipal Corporation for not taking measures in advance in view of the monsoon season.
They alleged that many nallahs and drains overflow due to heavy rains and the dirty water entered their houses. Many household items were also damaged due to rain water in parts of Jammu.
Local residents criticized local Jammu Municipal Councillors and former MLAs and Ministers for not taking appropriate measures in addressing their grievances.
However, a bridge collapsed and washed away in Babilana area here on the city outskirts. The bridge used to connect border villages with Jammu city. Locals slammed the district administration alleging that years have passed but no permanent solution was found so far with regard to connectivity of border villages with the rest of the city.
Reports from Mendhar said that one Mohammad Shokit,35, resident of Kaller Mora, Mendhar at present Gola Nari Kotli Kalaban, Manjakote, Rajouri died after cattle shed collapsed while in Sangiote village, many cattle stuck due to cattle shed collapse.
Meanwhile power supply remained snapped since night in most of the parts of Jammu region as electric wires and high tension lines also suffered damages.
In Mendhar 33 KV line completely broke down. Men and machinery have been pressed into service for early restoration of the electricity across the region.
Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed after a fresh landslide triggered due to heavy rains following which over 1400 trucks and other vehicles remained stranded along the roadside.