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9 killed in heavy rains in Indian-controlled Kashmir

(Xinhua)

10:18, August 27, 2012

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and several others injured in different incidents of house collapse and flash floods due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday.

A middle-aged woman and her two sons were killed while five other members of the family were injured when their house collapsed in a village in district Udhampur, south of Srinagar city early Saturday. Police said the injured family members were hospitalized and later on bodies were retrieved from the debris.

Three villagers were killed and four others injured in similar house collapses in villages near Lakhanpur, south of Jammu city, the winter capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

A 6-year-old boy was killed when a mud house collapsed in a village in Kathua district, south of Jammu city. Police said his body was retrieved from debris Sunday evening.

Elsewhere, two people including a teenager were washed away Sunday in flash flood triggered by heavy rains.

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