Five houses were destroyed in heavy rains and flash floods and over 200 others affected due to submergence of various areas in Jammu, Kishtwar and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two houses collapsed due to heavy rains in Rajouri and Jammu areas and three were completely washed away in flash floods in Lohakhi Khad and Manawar Tawi rivers here since last night, officials said on Monday.

No casualty was, however, reported in these incidents so far, they said.

Heavy rains, which were still continuing since yesterday in Kishtwar district, triggered flash floods and submerged the Chajjar belt of Madwa tehsil, they said.

A special team of officials, including doctors, led by Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner G. R. Bhagat have been rushed to Madwa with various items for the affected people today, they said.

Due to flash floods, over 200 houses have been affected and 330 families were shifted to safer place.

As many as 252 houses of nearly eight villages namely Garad, Magial Lallu, Magial Avtara, Kharaota, Gigrial, Dhar, Channi Dewano and Platan have been damaged due to flash floods in river Chenab yesterday.

The river Chenab was flowing at 36.2 feet above the danger mark and river Tawi at 9.2 feet above the danger mark in Jammu district.

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