International Yoga Day turns woeful for participants in J-K

International Yoga Day turns woeful for participants in J-K

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-21 13:25 Jammu: The International Yoga Day turned woeful for the participants in Jammu as they were stuck at the Maulana Azad Stadium here due to heavy rainfall. There was water logging in the stadium due to breakage of drain post the rainfall. Nearly 20 vehicles and many two wheelers got submerged in water and nearly 200 people got stuck in the stadium for nearly two hours. "We were celebrating International Yoga Day in M.A. stadium. We practiced yoga. Dr Jitendra Singh was our chief guest. Our Health Minister and many members of Parliament had come here. When we were about to leave the venue, we found that a drain breakage has caused water logging," Bulkar Singh Charak, a local resident, told ANI. The people stuck in the stadium urged the administration to look into the matter and help them get out. "My car has got completely submerged in water. I am more concerned for my car. The administration should do something to take all of us out from here," Sushma Sharma, another local resident, told ANI. Meanwhile, a landslide earlier today led to a blockade along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway following heavy rains near Udhampur area. The highway is one of the two routes connecting Srinagar with the Jammu city. (ANI)