Sinking of land panics Poshbagh residents
‘Want experts to probe it’
Baramulla, Mar 27: The residents of Poshbagh Mohalla Hajibal village here are having sleepless nights following extensive damage to a residential house due to the sinking of land on Thursday night.
According to the residents, the recent incessant rains caused wide cracks in the area. “The people are fearing the worst in the coming days,” the inhabitants said.
Recalling the horrific incident, the residents said, “During sleep we heard cracking noise and rushed out of our home only to see out house and cowshed damaged,” said Abdul Majid Shah Bukhari.
The village is already cut from the Baramulla town due to the landslides at several places. “The entire village is already disconnected with the town and the formation of cracks has created further fear among the residents. We are afraid that situation might worsen,” said Fayaz Ahmad a local resident.
The residents of the village are aghast over the indifference of district administration. “The administration didn’t send any team of experts to investigate the reasons for developing of cracks,” he said.
“Though revenue officials visited the area, but we want a team of experts which can decide whether the area is safe for habitation or not” said Bashir Ahmad.
When contacted Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad said the officials of the Geology and mining department and department of Social Conservation would soon visit the area to take stock of the situation.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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