KUPWARA — Incessant rains have caused damage to residential property and cultivation fields in several parts of Kupwara district. Excessive waters due to heavy downpour washed down part of a vital bridge connecting several villages at Nawa Bazar locality in Khumriyal.
Locals said that the water has inundated surroundings and forced its entry into residential houses at several places including Goos, Kashirah, Izz Gund, Gund Machher, Salkote and other areas in the vicinity, resulting in damage to belongings of the inhabitants.
The excessive waterflow has also washed down cultivation crops at several places, they said.
Meanwhile locals from Khumriyal said that the incessant rains have wreaked havoc to paddy fields, besides damaging several residential houses including those belonging to one Sanaullah Mir and Ashiq Hussain Bhat at Izz Gund locality.
A vital bridge has also received damage at Nawa Bazar Khumriyal area leaving it defunct for movement, they said adding few vehicles were also washed away by the heavy water flow.
Meanwhile, an official said that teams from administration are being dispatched to the affected areas for an on-ground assessment of the prevailing situation.