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2 labourers washed away in flashfloods, 7 rescued in JK

Jammu: Two labourers were washed away in flash-floods and seven persons, including two children, were today rescued by police in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two labourers, working with the railway construction project were washed away in flash-floods in Nulla river in Banihal belt of Ramban district today, officials said, adding that another person was rescued in Sangaldan belt of the district today.

Police and locals have launched a search operation to trace the duo, they said.

Six members of two families from Uttar Pradesh, including two children and a woman, were crossing the river, when suddenly they were caught in flash flood triggered by rains in hills in Mendhar town of the district this morning, officials said.

After an hour long operation, police with the help of locals rescued them.

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