Youth dies, another escapes unhurt in house collapse in J&K's Kishtwar

Two cow sheds, one residential house damaged after landslide: Sarpanch
Kishtwar landslide leaves one person dead
Kishtwar landslide leaves one person dead GK photo

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.

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