Tremors Set Cracks in Structures Across Valley



Tremors leave many people across Kashmir in tears and wails. (Photo: Citizen Journalist)
Tremors leave many people across Kashmir in tears and wailing. (Photo: Citizen Journalist)

In the aftermath of a deadly quake that struck Kashmir region at around 2:30 pm, reports came in from various parts of the valley about the structures developing cracks.

Callers told Kashmir Life that road near Rangreth has developed a massive crack. In Rainawari, reports said, a roof came down after being knocked loose at hinges due to high intensity tremors. In parts of old city, old structures shed dust clouds while people came out of their houses, running.

Many houses are reported to have developed severe cracks. People said that severity of the tremor frightened everybody. Sources also said that areas such as Shivpora, Sonwar and Bemina which were inundated during last year’s floods and were safer.

Meanwhile, sources said that traffic movement has been halted on the Jehangir Chowk flyover after reports of damage. Reports added that rooftop of the Physics department sustained dislocation due to tremors. They said that panic gripped the campus with the students running helter skelter.


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