Srinagar, Aug 9: Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains during the night damaged several houses and vehicles in Leh area of Ladakh division.
The cloudburst triggered flash flood in Saboo and Shey villages, 10 kilometres from Leh, last night and caused widespread damage to private and public properties. However, there was no report of any loss of life in the incident.
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At least 40 houses were damaged in the floods with around 8-10 suffering maximum damage. At least 2 cars and two motor cycles were damaged in the floods.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), police and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) immediately reached the spot and carried out rescue operation. Four foreign tourists in the area were evacuated to safer places. Several people were also rescued by them.