A newly constructed school building was totally damaged, while seventeen houses came under landslide threat due to sinking of land above a hillside village in Sanasar area of Batote Tehsil.
The locals said that following fresh snow fall and rains a portion of the hillside above the village developed huge cracks due to which a newly constructed school building caved in, while about seventeen houses have came in the line of sliding land.
They said that though last evening the sinking of land was noticed on a small portion, but it spread gradually and at 10 AM swallowed the school building.
They said that by the today evening the cracks spread over a 200 meter area after which about seventeen houses came in the danger zone forcing the inmates to flee their homes. They said that many trees have also been uprooted due to the sliding of hillside.
"The entire village is under the threat of landslide which is turning wide spread with every passing moment" sources added.
Sources said that soon after receiving the reports, the local administration reached the spot and constituted a team to temporary rehabilitate the affected families.