Rains create havoc in Poonch village
6 BSF Quarters, 2 Shops Damaged
Poonch, Aug 28: Heavy rains, which continued to lash the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch on the second consecutive day today, caused havoc in a border village Khanayter damaging the road, several acres of agriculture lands and over nine structures, including 6 residential quarters of paramilitary BSF men.
Reports said that Khanayter village was cut off from the rest of the state after landslides triggered by heavy rains damaged around 1 kilometer stretch of the road. Local residents said that the road has severely damaged and at many places it has caved in.
Several houses and shops in the area were flooded with rain water and nine structures, including 6 quarters of BSF, 1 residential house and 2 shops received heavy damage. Two water mills in the village also collapsed causing huge loss to its owners, the locals told Greater Kashmir over phone.
They said that several hundreds acres of land is flooded with rain water and standing crop has suffered huge loss.
Immediately after receiving the reports of the damage, MLA Poonch Aijaz Jan alongwith a team of district administration, including Deputy Commissioner, reached the village by covering several kilometers distance on foot.
The MLA told Greater Kashmir that he has taken up the matter with the chief minister Omar Abdullah for relief measures. “Four machines have been pressed into service to clear the road from the landslides so that the relief work could be taken up”, Jan said.
Tehsildar of the area Nissar Shad confirmed that the villagers have suffered huge loss due to the rains. “We have provided tents to some local residents, while other relief measures were also underway”, he said adding that BSF has informed the administration about damage to six of its residential quarters at a local camp.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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