Avalanches hit Gurez villages; block Kishanganga river, damage water supply

'The water supply damaged due to avalanche in Gujran has affected at least 200 families'
Avalanche hit Tulail region
Avalanche hit Tulail region GK photo

Bandipora, Feb 3: Two villages in the Tulail region of Gurez were hit by avalanches blocking the river Kishanganga while also damaging the water supply on Friday, officials said. 

They said that snow avalanches struck the Tulail villages of Wizirthal and Neeru, blocking the flow of water. However, according to officials, the avalanche at Gugran Tulail disrupted the water supply to several habitations. 

An official said that teams have already been sent to the region and are evaluating the situation for more information. 

The official said that until the weather improves, the administration has requested the general population to exercise caution and avoid going outside near Kishanganga, mountains, or avalanche-prone locations.

Meanwhile, Aijaz Raja, DDC Tulail, requested the administration to speed up restoration works so that the water supply is restored as soon as possible. Raja said that the water supply damaged due to avalanche in Gugran has affected at least 200 families

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