Highway Closed by Landslides

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Srinagar:  Several passengers had a narrow escape after landslides triggered by heavy rains buried some vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, resulting in its blockade today.

The landslides took place at Gungroo, Panthal, Khoni Nallah, Seri Karole and Peera on the highway and also sliding of rocks and stones from mountain tops in other stretches of the highway, resulting in closure of the highway today, police officials said

Meanwhile, about three vehicles were partially buried under landslides at Ramsoo and Seri, they said, adding the passengers escaped narrowly without any injuries.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have started clearance of landslides on the highway stretches in these places but rain is making the task difficult, they said adding operation to clear the highway is on.

Due to closure of the highway, over 200 vehicles are stranded at various places en route the highway, they said.

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