3 dead in landslide in Kashmir; 13 trapped in debris

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    3 dead in landslide in Kashmir; 13 trapped in debris

    Srinagar: Three women have died while 13 other persons are believed to be trapped in the debris after a landslide brought down four houses in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said today. Kashmir has been reeling under incessant rains for the past several hours and the landslide had buried the four houses along with their inmates. Rescue teams today recovered three bodies from the debris. All the three deceased are women but they could not be identified so far, a police official said.

    “We have recovered three bodies so far from the debris of the houses at Laden village in Chadoora area of Budgam,” the official said. He said, search is going on for the 13 other persons believed to be trapped in the debris.

    Incessant rains in Kashmir over the past 36 hours have caused landslides at many places while people from many flood-prone areas have been evacuated to safer places. More than 320 families have been moved to safer places in Kashmir valley as water level in river Jhelum was still above the flood level. While over 250 families were shifted to safer places yesterday, another 80 families were evacuated today, police said.

    More than 200 structures including 176 houses have developed cracks due to land sinking in Shopian district of south Kashmir, he said. Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir valley as Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar following incessant rains.
     
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