Girl dies in Jammu and Kashmir landslide, over 700 of us evacuated

A 9-year-feeble lady was killed and three individuals of a nomadic family were injured in a landslide in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir while over 700 stranded commuters were rescued in a single day from the snow-hit Jawahar tunnel dwelling, officers conversant in the subject stated.

Heavy blizzard and rain has thrown life out of substances in the articulate with Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik ordering instantaneous restoration of very most basic services and products in the affected areas

A Bakarwal family had dwelling up a ‘dera’ (tent accommodation) at Chatyar village stop to a shrine which got right here under a landslide attributable to incessant rains at round eleven.30 pm Saturday, the police kindly stated.

Shabina Kousar died on the get, while three individuals of her family were critically injured and were taken to a sanatorium.

The Jammu-Srinagar nationwide highway was opened for one-diagram traffic Sunday, a day after being closed because of the heavy blizzard and landslides. The single all-weather road linking the Kashmir Valley with the remaining of the country, was opened for traffic coming from Srinagar to Jammu after 9 hours of clearance operations, officers conversant in the subject stated.

In a most basic in a single day rescue operation, over 700 stranded passengers were evacuated from every aspect of the Jawahar tunnel, a police spokesman stated.

In conserving with , senior superintendent of police (SSP), Ramban, Anita Sharma the operation alongside the Jawahar tunnel, and Qazigund and Banihal-Ramban stretches was launched round 5 am on Sunday.

The SSP stated they were Jammu-stride commuters and were rescued from the Kashmir-aspect of the tunnel and the Verinag Zing dwelling, the get extra than one-feet of snow had gathered. “In the night-lengthy operation, police evacuated 700 stranded passengers from the Jawahar tunnel dwelling. Passengers stranded at either aspect (of the tunnel) were evacuated,” the spokesman stated.

The evacuated of us, in conjunction with vacationers, were accommodated in shelter sheds, non secular places and sarais in Banihal’s Nowgam and Gund areas, and in Qazigund, he stated. As properly as, 1,000 civilians, who were stuck in more than just a few parts of the highway, were furthermore offered food and shelter in Banihal by police and the civil administration, the spokesman stated. The SSP stated stranded passengers who were evacuated from the Jawahar tunnel dwelling and dropped at Banihal boring Saturday night, were allowed to cross in direction of Jammu on Sunday.

Snow clearance operation are mute underway at some areas of the highway, Sharma stated.

Vitality provide was restored on Sunday to ninety% of Srinagar metropolis and most rural areas of the Kashmir after in a single day heavy blizzard broken transmission towers and snapped flooring and air links with the remaining of India.

After an phenomenal Valley-extensive breakdown, electrical energy provide was restored in ninety % areas of Srinagar and in nearly 70% rural areas, officers stated.

“Attributable to transmission screw ups, our provide was on Saturday slit down to lawful 80MW. On Sunday we are supplying round 1,000MW. We are facing complications in south Kashmir areas the get some of our transmission towers had been broken. This might perchance well even settle a day or two for complete restoration, ” Hashmat Qazi, the Chief Engineer (Electric Upkeep) of Kashmir.

First Revealed: Nov 04, 2018 23:21 IST

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