11 bodies flown from Leh to Udhampur
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 8: While fate of hundreds of labourers from the mountainous Chenab Valley, killed in the unprecedented cloudbursts in Leh, was still unknown, bodies of 11 persons, including eight from Doda and Kishtwar districts, were flown in an Indian Air Force plane to Udhampur, from where they were dispatched to natives areas.
Official sources said the bodies of the deceased labourers were flown from Leh to Udhampur IAF station in AN-32 plane this afternoon where they were received by local MLA and district officials,.
The bodies were later dispatched by road to their respective destinations they said adding seven bodies were sent to Doda and one each to Kishtwar, Samba district, Pathankote (Punjab) and Rajasthan.
The deceased labourers are: Shiv Lal son of Naib Chand of Gandoh, Preetam Singh son of Paras Ram of Doda, Pardeep Singh son of Paras Ram of Doda, Ali Imran Ahmed son of Abdul Rasheed of Doda, Irshad Ahmed son of Ghulam Hassan Malik of Doda, Muhammad Haneef son of Abdul Rasheed of Doda Ghulam Nabi Rather son of Muhammad Abdullah Rather of Keshwan, Kishtwar and Javed Ahmed son of Muhammad Ramzan of Doda.
Reports revealed that fate of hundreds of other labourers was still unknown and family members were running from pillar to post to know the whereabouts of their family members.
“I went to the DC office and even to police but still there was no report of my husband, who was in Leh, when the calamity struck”, Rubeena Kousar, wife of one of the labourer said.
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