Man killed, 4 injured in landslide

Srinagar

A 60-year-old man was killed and four members of a Bakerwal family suffered injuries after their temporary residential tents came under landslides, triggered by heavy rains at Thimdan Behak, a forest area in Utterso in Islamabad district of south Kashmir on Saturday evening.

Man killed, 4 injured in a landslide.

A police officer at Utterso Police Station said that five persons of Bakerwal families got trapped after their temporary tents came under the landslide at Thimdan Behak.

Soon after receiving the information about the incident, a police team along with local volunteers immediately rushed to the spot and removed all the five trapped persons including a minor girl to Sub-District hospital Shangus, he said.

“It took ten hours by foot to and fro to the place of occurrence,” he said.

Among them, the 60-year-old man namely Mohammad Shafi Paswal son of Late Kamal Din Paswal was declared brought dead on arrival, he said.

He said that the four other injured are being treated in the hospital and has been identified as Khalid Ahmad Paswal (12) son of Nazir Ahmad Paswal, Fhoola Begum (55) wife of Late Doda Paswal , Nazia Akthar (3) daughter of Nazir Ahmad Paswal , Nazira Begum (38) wife of Nazir Ahmad Paswal.

Moreover, their tents were damaged and 6 sheep also died in the incident, the officer said.

The officer said the Bakerwals put up in these shelters during summers. They are the permanent residents of Jujbagli, Reasi district in Jammu region.

After conducting all legal formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to his family for last rites.

“A case under section 174 CrPc has been registered and further investigations initiated in this regard,” the officer added. (GNS)

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