Ramban Landslide: One dead, Several Injured

   

SRINAGAR: One person died and six others were injured after a massive landslide occurred on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Seri area of Ramban district on Tuesday, police said.

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‘Huge slide at Seri. Rescue operation underway. 7 injured so far. More might be trapped. Being shifted to District Hospital. NH closed for traffic,” said SSP Traffic NH, Mohita Sharma on Twitter.

In the incident one person died while six others were injured and they were being shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment., official said.

The deceased who was a JCB operator,has been identified as Surjeet Singh son of Sher Singh of Sumber.

Those injured in the incident were occupying a car, he said adding their identities are as; Mohammad Taj, son of Mohammad Ishaq, resident of Kalakote Rajouri; Abdul Hamid son of Suba; Rubeena Begum wife of Mohammad Shafiq, Sakeena Begum wife of Reyaz Ahmed; Salma Banii, daughter of Reyaz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, son of Mohammad Shafeeq – residents of Moonglu Rajouri.

All the injured persons are undergoing treatment at a nearby health facility, he further said.

Meanwhile, the highway has been closed for traffic as a precautionary measure.

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