Girl killed, two others injured after high winds down trees in Gulmarg
Stormy winds uprooted trees in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir on Wednesday evening. GK Photo

Girl killed, two others injured after high winds down trees in Gulmarg

A minor girl died while her mother and brother were injured after a tree fell on their kotha in tourist resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last evening, police said.

A minor girl died while her mother and brother were injured after a tree fell on their kotha in tourist resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district last evening, police said.

The deceased was identified as five-year-old Iqrah Jan, daughter of Mohammad Ashraf Khan of Faqir Bhag Chandoosa.

The injured were identified as her brother Hilal Ahmad Khan and mother Akbar Jahaan.

Stormy winds on Wednesday evening caused widespread damage to residential and commercial properties in the area. 

Reports said that scores of roofs of residential houses were smashed away by the stormy winds while as hundreds of trees were uprooted.

Cherry and apple orchards too suffered damages by the winds, which also led to breakdown of electricity.

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