In Pictures: Floods Return to Haunt Kashmir 

In Images: At least 10 dead, thousands evacuated as rains batter J&K, raising fears of another devastating flood.  

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Vehicles pass through submerged bridge in a flooded Larkipora area in Anantnag, South Kashmir on Sunday. At least 10 people have died in the valley. Authorities have declared floods, second in less than 8 months. (Photo: PTI)

Jammu & Kashmir is again at the mercy of rain gods. This even as the valley struggles to recover from the devastation of the last year’s floods. Incessant rains over the past week have increased water level in the River Jhelum.

Logs washed away  by flood waters are seen in the river Jhelum in Pampore, 10 kilometres from Srinagar. (Photo: Mohammed Mukaram) 
Logs washed away by flood waters are seen in the river Jhelum in Pampore, 10 kilometres from Srinagar. (Photo: Mohammed Mukaram) 
People put sandbags along the banks of river Jhelum near Lasjan in Srinagar. Around 10,000 people face a flood threat as the town lies on the banks of the river. ( Photo: Facebook) 
People put sandbags along the banks of river Jhelum near Lasjan in Srinagar. Around 10,000 people face a flood threat as the town lies on the banks of the river. ( Photo: Facebook) 

This morning, the civil administration declared floods in Srinagar when the Jhelum rose past the danger mark of 16 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh. The flooding in the river has brought back memories of the of September 2014 deluge.

A bank employee carries files to safeguard them from flood waters in Srinagar. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan)
A bank employee carries files to safeguard them from flood waters in Srinagar. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan)
 Sandbags are stacked along the banks of river Jhelum in Srinagar. They are being used to prevent water from flowing into the residential areas. (Photo: Danish Yousuf)   
Sandbags are stacked along the banks of river Jhelum in Srinagar. They are being used to prevent water from flowing into the residential areas. (Photo: Danish Yousuf)  

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from low lying areas in the Kashmir valley where flood waters have already created panic among the residents. J&K Chief Minister Mufti has said that his govt is dealing with the situation. Delhi has also rushed NDRF personnel for relief and rescue work.

A view of river Jhelum in Srinagar city. Water levels touched the danger mark in Srinagar prompting authorities to declare floods in the valley. ( Photo: Mushtaq Khan) 
A view of river Jhelum in Srinagar city. Water levels touched the danger mark in Srinagar prompting authorities to declare floods in the valley. ( Photo: Mushtaq Khan) 
Incessant rains have left many streets waterlogged forcing residents to stay inside.  State administration has failed to improve drainage in Srinagar city post the devastating floods of 2014. (Photo: Fazil Bhat)  
Incessant rains have left many streets waterlogged forcing residents to stay inside. State administration has failed to improve drainage in Srinagar city post the devastating floods of 2014. (Photo: Fazil Bhat)  
Flood water inside a compound of a residential house in Srinagar. Hundreds of people living in low lying areas have been evacuated to safer areas. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan) 
Flood water inside a compound of a residential house in Srinagar. Hundreds of people living in low lying areas have been evacuated to safer areas. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan) 
River Jhelum is in spate. Water level are seen reaching the height of the ‘old’ Zero Bridge in the Rajbagh area of Srinagar. The area suffered heavy damages in the floods that struck  last year. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan)
River Jhelum is in spate. Water level are seen reaching the height of the ‘old’ Zero Bridge in the Rajbagh area of Srinagar. The area suffered heavy damages in the floods that struck last year. (Photo: Mushtaq Khan)
A Kashmiri youth examines the destruction sitting on the banks of river Jhelum in Pampore, 10 kms from Srinagar.  (Photo: Mohammed Mukarram)
A Kashmiri youth examines the destruction sitting on the banks of river Jhelum in Pampore, 10 kms from Srinagar. (Photo: Mohammed Mukarram)
Waters enter Hamdania Colony in Srinagar’s suburbs after breaching embankments. (Photo: Faisal Khan) 
Waters enter Hamdania Colony in Srinagar’s suburbs after breaching embankments. (Photo: Faisal Khan) 
A view of a swollen river Jhelum this morning in Srinagar. ( Photo: Faisal Khan)
A view of a swollen river Jhelum this morning in Srinagar. ( Photo: Faisal Khan)

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