‘Lahore Bhoth’ in Lolab develops cracks

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Srinagar: A mountain peak named after a Pakistani city in frontier Kupwara district developed cracks triggering landslides that caused damages to two residential houses, officials said on Monday.

‘Lahore Bhotth’, a mountain peak in Lolab sector of the north Kashmir district developed cracks on Saturday evening. Though no one was hurt in the incident, the officials have evacuated the locals and shifted them to safer places. A team of district officials also visited the area and assessed the damage caused to the residential houses.

“Around 6:30 Saturday, landslides and shooting stones rolled down from the mountain. The panicked locals abandoned their houses and ran for their lives,” Sarpanch Dardpora, Molvi Abdul Gafoor said.

He said that two houses suffered damages due to landslides and shooting stones.

Tehsildar, Lolab, Bashir Ahmad Bhat told GNS that some residential houses suffered damage in the incident and the local residents have been shifted to safer places.

“We are assessing the damage. We’ll submit the report to Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara on Monday for further action,” he added. gns

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