Landslides damage houses
Baramulla, Apr 6: At least 11 houses and another dozen structures were damaged in landslides triggered by continuous rains in various villages of Baramulla including Checki Khudpora, Lateefabad and Kawhar. The landslides also partially damaged orchards in these villages but there was no report of any casualty.
Senior Revenue and Police officials have visited the landslide-hit villages to assess the damage. Reports said the affected population has been evacuated and shifted to safer places.
At Khudepora Lateefabad, several houses have suffered partial damage due to landslides. Scores of people have shifted to safer places and rest are waiting for alternative accommodation.
“It is not first time that the area has been witnessing this problem. In past also we have suffered heavy damages due to the landslides but the authorities have never come up with a solution to this problem,” said Firdous Ahmad of Lateefabad Kandi.
At Rajpora, the main road connecting Sultanpora with Chandoosa has got damaged and cracks are visible on the road. The locals while talking to GK said that the land at several places in the area is moving away with the result large cracks are visible on the surface.
Landslides also occurred at Sarna village of Slamabad Dachna. According to reports, the area has been witnessing landslides for the past several days. Several people from the village have shifted to safer places.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla said that they are looking for alternative arrangement of the affected families like providing tents and shifting them to safer places. He further added that a team of Revenue officials, R&B, Geology and Mining and Rural Development officials have been sent to the area to take stock of the situation.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Apr 2011 00:00:00 IST
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