As if the havoc caused by September 2014 flood was not enough , the nature has once again turned fierce and ferocious on the people of the state . Incessant rain
s for 36 continuous hours and fresh snow on the higher reaches all combined to wreck havoc with the valley . Water of Jhelum rose to alarming level, nearly 18 feet above the normal level sending down shocks waves to people residing in low - lying areas of Srinagar city, which saw worse type of disaster in September floods.
Tragedy befell a homestead in remote village named Laden in Budgam district where a huge mudslide came hurtling down from hill. It crushed and swept away the shelter of unlucky Ghulam Nabi Hajjam at about later part of the night . Thirteen people of the family including one child and three others were trapped and buried alive under mudslide . Rescue operation conducted by the police and rescue teams besides the local inhabitant could pull out only nine dead bodies until reports came in last . When water crossed the danger marks, authority sounded flood alarm and
advised people to withdraw to safer places and not take any risk . Many villages in the valley are inundated and communication cut off. Schools are closed down for 4 days and all precautionary measures to meet the situation are in place.
After talking to Union home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi about the flood situation in the valley, Chief Minister Mufti Shayeed flew straight to Srinagar to take stock of situation and arrangement underway to meet the challenge. On return to Jammu, he issued a duo moto statement in the in the Assembly and appraised the house of current flood situation and recuse arrangement made by his government . He said that there was slight relent in rains and during past several hours the Jhelum waters had shown a trend of coming down from the level that was at Sunday midnight . According to reports, it was recending at the rate of 11 inches per hour.