Breaches, Landslides Damage Houses


Srinagar: Reports said that two residential houses were severely damaged after a landslide hit New Chinar Bagh area on Old Gagribal road on Thursday night.The houses belonging to Muhammed Ashraf  Lone and Dr Sheikh Bashir Ahmed suffered extensive damage after a massive rock, measuring around 16 feet, hit them.The slide was triggered by incessant rains that lashed Kashmir during past two days. One minor boy Fabyan Javaid suffered head injuries in the incident and was shifted to a hospital for treatment.

The body of a passenger, who drowned after the vehicle fell into a nallah, Thursday was fished out from Hiller area of Kokernag in Anantnag district. The deceased has been identified as Muhammad Ashraf Chohan resident of Gedvail, Dandipora.

Reports said that a passenger vehicle (JK05D-9378) was hit after landslides hit Panzila Raifiabad area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The vehicle was buried in debris; however, locals and police rescued all the passengers.

Reports from tourist resort of Gulmarg said that more than 30 trees were uprooted from Tangmarg Baba Reshi to Police Station Gulmarg and as a result traffic on the road was disrupted for hours.

Witnesses said that a bridge in Kathpora area of Lolab in district Kupwara was washed away due to flash floods on Friday morning cutting off several localities.

Reports from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district said that several localities in Ongam area were flooded following the breaches developed in Aloosa, Rishi Kol and Dahgam Kol (irrigations canals) near Onagam. Reports added that Peerboth, Sheikhmohall, Gundpora, and Ganie Mohalla habitations were also inundated due to breeches developed in Onagam canal. Locals alleged that no team from the administration visited the spot to assess the situation. “We saw few policemen inspecting the site, however, nobody from civil administration was present,” the witnesses said.

Nearly a dozen residential houses were damaged in Langate area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district due to the falling of huge trees after heavy snowfall.

Three houses were damaged in Yaroo two in Badrikhal, one each in Ganapora, Langate, Gujarpati Rengpath and Sudergund Hangah. Besides, several houses were damaged in other areas of Langate due to the falling of trees.

In Kultoora Langate, 10 kanal orchard was washed away as gushing waters of Nallah Pohru entered it.

The residents of the area said they had appealed to the authorities of Flood Control department for a bund in the area last year, but till date no action had been taken.

Meanwhile, in Rajwar area of Handwara, two houses were damaged due to the landslide triggered by the heavy rainfall in the area.

The heavy downpour in the area has triggered multiple landslides.

Meanwhile, a person went missing after his car skidded into the Doda’s Neeru Nallah on Friday. The missing person, Balbir Singh’s whereabouts could not be traced due to bad weather conditions, and the other person in the car, Kulbir Singh received grievous injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital.

Reports said that hundreds of passengers bound for Kashmir remained stranded at Udhampur as the Jammu-Srinagar Highway remained closed due to landslides for the third consecutive day.

Reports said a truck was completely damaged in Udhampur after a massive tree fell on it. However, the truck driver and the conductor miraculously escaped unhurt.


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