Jammu, April 27: A youth was buried alive and another youth escaped unhurt when their house collapsed while they were asleep after it was hit by a boulder in a remote village, some 13 kms away from Kishtwar town.
“A residential house and two cow sheds have been damaged in the village Kurya Pul following a landslide,” Sarpanch Mohammed Rafi told Greater Kashmir.
He said that he got a mobile call at around 3:45 AM about the collapse of a house. Immediately, he along with the villagers rushed to the spot.
The rescue operation was launched by the villagers and they dug out the body of a youth namely 19-year-old Arshad Hussain from the debris of the house. However, another youth namely Rashid Hussain escaped unhurt.
The Sarpanch said that two-three years back a similar landslide had hit the village.
“The village is facing a threat from the mountain as it triggers landslides following rainfall. Therefore, the administration should look into the concerns of the residents,” he said.
Meanwhile, a police team also reached the spot. Till the writing of this report, the rescue operation was on.