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Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross the danger mark following heavy rain

  • An Indian paramilitary soldier walks through a flooded street following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    An Indian paramilitary soldier walks through a flooded street following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri shopkeepers try to remove water from inside a footwear shop following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Kashmiri shopkeepers try to remove water from inside a footwear shop following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Kashmiri shopkeeper tries to remove water from inside a sports goods shop following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    A Kashmiri shopkeeper tries to remove water from inside a sports goods shop following heavy rains in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Heavy rains have been reported in several parts of the Kashmir valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Kashmir have issued alerts and are asking people to move to higher ground after heavy rains flooded several parts of the Himalayan region.

Hundreds of people were evacuated as the Jhelum River rose to dangerous levels Monday in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Officials ordered people living along the banks of the river to move to relief camps set up in government buildings and schools.

Police said two houses partially sank into the ground in Budgam district and efforts were underway to rescue more than a dozen people trapped inside.

In Pakistan-administered Kashmir, authorities warned residents to move to safer places after the water level in the Neelum River rose following heavy rain Sunday.

More than 600 people died in Kashmir in flash floods in September.