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Death toll in Kashmir flood hits 15; Kashmiris brace for more trouble as more rain predicted

  • Kashmiri men carry rice bags from a flooded shop to move them to a safer place at Pampore some 20 Kilometers (12.5 miles) south of  Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Kashmiri men carry rice bags from a flooded shop to move them to a safer place at Pampore some 20 Kilometers (12.5 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiris carry sand bags to repair breach in an embankment in a flooded area following three days of incessant rain in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Kashmiris carry sand bags to repair breach in an embankment in a flooded area following three days of incessant rain in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Kashmiri man pushes his bicycle through a flooded highway near Pampore some 20 Kilometers (12.5 miles) south of  Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    A Kashmiri man pushes his bicycle through a flooded highway near Pampore some 20 Kilometers (12.5 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region.

Police superintendent Fayaz Ahmed said Tuesday that rescue workers had pulled 15 bodies from the debris of two houses that partially sank in Budgam district. Searchers were looking for a 6-year-old trapped in the mud.

Although flood waters were receding, residents in the main city of Srinagar were bracing for more trouble as the meteorological office has predicted more rain over the next few days.

Many rivers in Kashmir were flowing above their danger levels in Srinagar, and residents were using sandbags to strengthen embankments of the Jhelum River.