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Kashmir: Cyclonic storm kills 1, injures 17, damages 8852 structures

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Kashmir wind storm damaged Srinagar cyclone killed

Kashmir wind storm damaged structures.

Srinagar 20 March: A cyclonic wind storm, which started on Monday afternoon with an average speed of 24.7 knots and reached maximum speed of 40 knots continued to lash Valley on Tuesday, officials said. They said the minimum temperature increased by 12 degrees above normal, due to steep pressure gradient over the Valley causing a wind storm, which resulted in damage to properties, in the Valley. One person Muhammad Maqbool Magray son of Muhammad Ramzan of Kachnambal, Kangan died when a branch of Chinar tree fell on him. Due to gusty winds many tourist were evacuated from Dal lake to the shore, for their safety and accommodated in alternate hotels by the QRT of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Read more…