Jammu, July 28: Landslides in the state regions have blocked the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway which was closed on Thursday, leading to the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.
Heavy rainfall in Ramban district resulted in the landslides, a senior official of the traffic department informed, adding that the yatra has been suspended till the highway is restored for traffic.The more than 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway is the lifeline of supplies for the landlocked Kashmir Valley and the only surface link for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to reach the valley.
Incessant rains in Jammu has swollen most rivers in the region.
Atleast three persons including two children in Janipur area of Jammu city and a woman in Rajouri district were drowned in flash floods on Wednesday.\
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