STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: Fourteen people were rescued while one washed away on Saturday following flash floods in Kathua and Samba districts, where heavy rains disrupted normal life, officials said. Eleven people, belonging to a nomadic community, were stuck in flash floods in Ujh river in Rajbagh area and were subsequently rescued by Kathua Police along with SDRF personnel, a police official said. The rescued people were shifted to a safer location, he added. In another rescue operation in Ujh river, policemen saved three people. Heavy rains lashed several parts of Jammu region, raising water level in major rivers, including Tawi, and leaving some low-lying areas submerged. Meanwhile, two brothers of village Nagrota of block Vijaypur were trapped in flash floods, out of which one was rescued safely but other washed away. According to report, two brothers Parveen Kumar and Tarsem Lal, both sons of Madan Lal, resident of Village Nagrota of Block Vijaypur were trapped while crossing the Devak river. Parveen Kumar managed to came out, however Tarsem Lal drowned. On receiving the information, police along with SDRF teams launched the rescue operation but failed to trace the body of Tarsem. The rescue operation will be launched tomorrow to trace the body of Tarsem.
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