Uttarakhand Tragedy: Body Of Missing Bla Labourer Found, Toll 8


SRINAGAR — The search for the missing labourer from Baramulla district of north Kashmir from under the debris of a landslide at Bansbada area of Uttarakhand ended at around 1800 hours on Saturday with the recovery of his body.   

Bodies of seven labourers from Baramulla district were recovered yesterday and one person was missing after a mountain portion caved-in while they were working during construction of a road in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district on Friday.

The labourer whose body was recovered today has been identified as Majid Khan, a teenager.   

As reported, a group of 14-15 labourers from Baramulla were working when the incident took place.

While all of them came under the caved-in portion of the mountain, some managed to escape while eight got buried.

Seven bodies were recovered while rescue operation for missing labourer was launched and continued thoughout the day, the officials said. 

The police identified the seven deceased as Bilal (20) resident of Uri, Sibbeer (30) of Bagna Baramulla, Abdul Rashid (60) of Uri, Imtiaz Ahmad (26) of Handlanga Baramulla, Mushtaq Ahmad (30) of Uri, J Hamid Sheikh (30) of Uri, and Gulzar (20) of Uri.

Some of those who managed an escape also suffered injuries and were identified as Altaf Hajam (55) son Ghulam Kadar Hassan, Handlanga village in Uri, Abbas (20) son of Subhan Shekh of Handlanga in Uri, Altaf Hussain (45) Mothal in Uri. The local administration in Rudraprayag district have also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Guv Grieved, Announces Rs 2 Lakh Relief Each To NoKs Of Dead 

Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday expressed grief over the death of seven Kashmiri labourers in a landslide near the construction site of Char Dham all-weather road in Uttarakhand.

The Governor extended his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.

At least seven labourers from Uri in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir were killed, three others injured while another is missing in the landslide in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district Friday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Governor has asked the state administration to provide every possible support to the bereaved families and be in touch with the Uttarakhand government to ensure immediate shifting of the bodies to their native places in Kashmir.

He has also asked the administration to ensure best possible medical treatment for the labourers injured in the tragic mishap.


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