Poonch cloudburst damages 19 houses

JAMMU: As many as 19 structures, including 5 houses, were damaged and 11 mud houses partially damaged in the cloudburst which hit mountainous Mendhar belt of Poonch district.

"One Pacca and four Kutcha houses were fully severely damaged in the cloudburst which hit Kalaban and Chhungan villages of Mendhar on July 23," Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani said today.

Besides this, six cattle sheds, six shops, a footbridge and a school building were also severely damaged, he added.

While eleven Kutcha houses suffered partial damage, Wani said, adding, several houses and cattle sheds and other properties, including some cattle were washed away.

To take stock of the situation, MLA Mendhar Javed Ahmed Rana and Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani yesterday conducted extensive tour of the affected areas to assess the damage caused.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS