Flood Waters Submerge Parts of Kashmir; 120 Dead

September 7, 2014 7:19 AM

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Fast-moving floodwaters submerged large parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday after five days of pounding rain. The flooding, the worst in 50 years, has killed at least 120 people across the Himalayan region.

On Sunday the rains had stopped but officials said rescue efforts in the city of Srinagar were being hampered by the spreading water that had overflowed from the Jhelum River. In many neighborhoods, the water was about 4 meters (12 feet) deep, submerging entire homes. Stranded residents left their h...

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