J&K Floods: ISL Footballer Wadoo Can't Get in Touch With His Parents

Former India midfielder and FC Pune City's Kashmir-based player has been trying in vain for almost a fortnight to get in touch with his parents who are stranded in Jammu & Kashmir's flood-hit capital city of Srinagar.

updated: September 16, 2014 10:23 IST
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Indian villagers look on by the edge of a missing section of a bridge across the overflowing Tawi river that was swept away as flooding continues in the Mandal area of Jammu.


The last 10 days have been among the most testing phases of Mehrajuddin Wadoo's life. The former India footballer has been frantically trying to get in touch with his parents - 60-year-old Mohammad Sultan Wadoo and 52-year-old Hajra Wadoo - who live in Srinagar's Rainawari area that has been inundated by floods leaving nearly 1.5 lakh stranded and at least 250 dead in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

No communication

With communications in the area down, Wadoo's efforts of calling up home have been in vain. "I was training in Florence (in Italy) with (Indian Super League team) FC Pune City when I got to know about the floods. I've been frantically calling my family and my friends in J&K since, but haven't been able to get through as the phone lines are dead.

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