Elderly woman dead, son injured in Doda house collapse

25 sheep buried under debris
Elderly woman dead, son injured in Doda house collapse
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An 82-year-old woman died and her son got seriously injured after a landslide triggered by heavy showers hit their mud house in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district Saturday, officials said.

The incidentoccurred in Baggar area of the district, said SP Operations Doda, Ravinder PalSingh.

A hugelandslide triggered by incessant rains surged down on the house of Isher Dass at6 AM, burying the entire structure and sleeping inmates under heaps of mud anddebris.

Singh saidthat after receiving information from the locals, a police team immediatelyreached at the spot and started a rescue operation along with locals toretrieve inmates from the huge mound of earth and debris.

"After twohours of hectic efforts, the duo was shifted to District Hospital Doda, wheredoctors declared the woman as brought dead, while her son is undergoingtreatment," said the officier, adding that dozens of cattle also perished inthe incident.

The deceasedhas been identified as Ashru Devi, wife of Sant Ram R/O Ramgarh (Bagger) Assar.The injured has been identified as Ishar Dass (60) Son of Sant Ram R/ORamgarh(Bagger) Assar.

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