17 houses suffer extensive damage; 8 more in peril

The situation at landslide hit Choorkote village near picturesque tourism destination of Jammu region Snasar has aggravated with seventeen houses suffering extensive damage and eight more facing impending threat due to continuous sliding of land beneath.
17 houses suffer extensive damage; 8 more in peril
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The situation at landslide hit Choorkote village near picturesque tourism destination of Jammu region Snasar has aggravated with seventeen houses suffering extensive damage and eight more facing impending threat due to continuous sliding of land beneath.  

 Sources said that seventeen houses in line of the landslides were damaged one after the other due to continuous sinking of land, which started five days ago above the hillside                                              village.  

They said that on the first day (March 4) a newly constructed school building was totally damaged due to sinking of a patch of hillside and forced inmates of seventeen houses located just below to flee their homes.

 However, with continuous sinking of the land and subsequent landslides all these houses were damaged,   leaving the affected families without a roof over their head.   

The latest reports said that with no end to the sinking of land eight more houses have come in danger zone of landslides.  

"So far fifty two families have been dispossessed by the freak natural calamity that hit this far flung area" sources said. They said that all these families have been either putting up in temporary shelters or with their relatives in absence of any help from the administration.     

Meanwhile after remaining in deep slumber for five days, the district administration Ramban today accommodated    eighteen affected families in the tourism huts at Sanasar . 

As per an official spokesperson, each family was   provided 30 Kg rice as relief. 

However, local village representatives have refuted the claims of district administration and alleged that it has failed to take concrete measures to provide succor to the victims.      

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