Srinagar- More than 100 people have been killed in flooding caused by heavy rain across large swathes in India held Kashmir, according to reports today.

Over 100 people died in Indian-administered Kashmir, as the floodwaters washed away houses and triggered landslides, officials said. The region is suffering from its worst flooding in two decades.

On Thursday, a bus carrying about 50 members of a wedding party in Indian-administered Kashmir was swept into a gorge, killing dozens. The bride and groom were among those feared dead. The full extent of the region's death toll is not clear.

Today Omar Abdullah, chief minister of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, told local media that "close to 100 lives" had been lost.

However, local media reported that up to 120 people in the state had been killed in the floods, including at least 14 killed by landslides.

Abdullah said that the army had been requisitioned to help in rescue efforts. "Now that the rain has eased, we hope that water levels will start going down," he said.

More than 2,000 people have been marooned by the floods and required rescue in the past five days, the Times of India newspaper reported.