Hundreds of buildings in Chenab valley suffered damage as a massive earthquake hit the belt somewhere on the border between Himachal Pardesh and J&K. Epi-centre is believed to be somewhere around Bhaderwah.
Reports reaching here said the intensity of the earthquake was so huge that people fled out of their homes. “WE were in the court room and it shock like hell and we fled out,” leading lawyer Asim Hashmi told the Kashmir Life. “The court developed cracks and I am told my home also has cracks.”
Details suggest that a number of houses were grounded in certain areas. The details are being collected. The losses are reported from Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Doda. Not much of the details are right now available about what happened in the villages of the valley. Unconfirmed reports even said that a hospital that was newly built has suffered damage.
The earthquake was measured 5.8 on rector scale and it lasted for 10 seconds.
Life in the entire belt was disrupted because of the earthquake. Telephone lines are jammed and it is very difficult to reach the people in the valley because of massive call traffic.