Houses damaged in Rajouri, Ramban

20 Sheep Killed In Lightning

SUMIT BHARGAV/MM PARVAIZ

Rajouri/Ramban, Feb 5: About two dozen houses, cattle-sheds and some shops have suffered damage across Rajouri district due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. Twenty sheep died when lightning struck a cattle-shed.
In Nowshera sub-division, eight houses and one shop suffered damage while in Kotranka six houses and one cattle-shed collapsed. Three houses collapsed in Thanamandi tehsil.
As per details from Nowshera tehsil, houses of Dev Raj resident of Bajnova, Yoginder Pal of Bajnova, Shami Pal of Chowkihandan, Neelam Devi of Manpur, Suresh Kumar of Manpur, Kamal Nain of Manpur, Surinder Kumar of Manpur and Bodh Raj of Manpur suffered damage due to heavy rainfall and strong winds. The commercial complex of one Muhammad Yusuf resident of Anayalpul of Nowshera suffered damage on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall.
Several houses and cattle-sheds have suffered damage in Kotranka tehsil. Reports said that house of Harnam Singh son of Ranga Singh resident of Samote, Muhammad Ishaq son of Shah Muhammad of Rehan, Baggo resident of Rehan, Muhammad Sadiq son of Kalla resident of Rehan and house of Sanjay Kumar resident of Budhal have suffered damage while cattle-shed of one Muhammad Rayees son of Asal Muhammad resident of Samote collapsed.
In Thanamandi tehsil, houses of Abdul Rashid son Abdul Majid resident of Pateli, Abdul Salam son of Abdul Rahim son of Khablan and Muhammad Shafi Khan son of Abdul Rehman of Thanamandi town collapsed while several kanals land of Mirza Abdul Rehman of Behrote village of Thanamandi suffered damage due to landslides.
Twenty sheep in the cattle-shed of Muhammad Bashir of Budhal died today when lightning struck the shed.
Reports received from district administration Ramban said 20 families have been shifted to safer places due to sinking of land at Batyas and Gagra Bhimadas area falling under police station Gool.
Eleven families whose houses are located on Gagra-Bhimdasa road suffered damages.
The inhabitants alleged that the contractor did not construct retaining walls due to which the portion of land sunk and their houses developed cracks.
In Batyas, nine families have been rescued to safer places as their houses have also developed crakes due to heavy rains which are lashing the area for last two days.
However, the locals of these villages contradicted the official claims, saying they have shifted their families to safer places on their own while the property and domestic belongings are under constant threat due to sinking of the land.
When contacted, Tehsildar Gool said the affected families have been temporally rehabilitated and the district administration will ask the concerned contractors to construct the retaining walls on the roads.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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