Three Children Injured in Pattan, More Than 120 Houses Damaged in Kashmir



Three children were injured when a house got damaged in the intervening night of Friday-Saturday in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, an official said.

According to KNS, the house collapsed in Zangam village due to the landslides triggered by heavy rains in the Valley from past three days.

The three injured children were identified as Bilal Ahmad, 5, son of Abdul Majeed Ganaie 5 years, Sabreena Bano, 7, daughter of Abdul Majeed Ganaie and Azad Ahmad son of Abdul Majeed Ganaie 2 years old. “The children were found under the debris,” locals said. The children were rescued by locals.

Station House Officer (SHO) Pattan, Ayaz Geelani confirmed the reports and said that all the three injured children are stable.

At least 113 houses partially damaged while more 17 were damaged several due to the landslides in the different areas of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

All the families have been shifted to safer places, an official said.

Meanwhile, three houses were Saturday damaged in a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall from past three days in Kangan Tehsil of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, an official said.

According to an official, as soon as the landslides began in the area, police evacuated near about ten families to the safer places.

He said that the administration is on job to assess the damage and to provide immediate assistance to the affected families whose houses got damaged due to landslides in the wee hours.

The owners of the houses were identified as Abdul Satar Paswal, son of Abdullah Paswal Latief Bhat, son of Abdul Aziz Bhat, Usman Khan, son of Rehmat Khan, in Waniarm Wangath.

In central Kashmir’s Budgam district, at least seven families were shifted to safer places in the intervening night ofFriday-Saturday due to a landslide threat trigerred by heavy rains from past more than 48 hours.

“All the landslide-prone areas were being constantly monitored by revenue officials,” an official said.

Reports said that seven families of Hajam Mohalla in Surisyaar area of Chadoora were shifted to safer places. However, no untoward incident was reported from any corner of the district till the report was last filed.

Meanwhile, scores of vehicles were Saturday stranded on the either sides at the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway in Uri of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after the authorities closed the road due to the landslides in the area.

The highway was blocked near (NS) Bridge in Uri while police and beacon are on job to clear the road.

Reports said that thousands of vehicles were stranded on Bandipora-Srinagar Highway after the administration closed it due to the landslides at Saderkoot Balla village.

The landslides in Saderkoot area of the district occurred due to the incessant rains from last more than 48 hours.

According to an official, traffic was diverted via Ajas-Sadunara bypass.

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