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KISHTWAR: In a tragic incident, five persons including an infant died after a shanty (Khota) was hit by a landslide during the last intervening night of 23/24 September in village Bhatoli in Gundow Sub Division of Doda District, some 70 KM from Kishtwar. As per reports, the tregedy struck after the landslide hit the house of Noor Mohammad Son of Mehar Din R/o Bhatoli in which five person including an infant died.

 

The incident took place following heavy rains that lashes many part of the state including Doda and Kishtwar Districts of Chenab Valley. Following the incident, the police and the locals immediately rushed to spot and launched rescue and relief operation, but could not save the lives of those buried under the rubble of the house and the huge boulders triggered due to landslide.

 

The deceased were identified as Bashir Ahmad (28) son of Noor Mohammad R/o Bhatoli, his wife Nagina Begum (24), Zulfa Banoo (11) daughter of Noor Mohammad, Mohammad Sharief (9) son of  Showkat Ali & a two year old minor all Resident of Bhatoli. However, a cow and a Buffalo was recovered alive from the spot.

 

Meanwhile in another rescue operation yesterday evening, 15 year old Sohan Lal Son of Mohan Lal Resident Ghariya Kalan Chenani was rescued after he trapped in a flesh flood trigger due to heavy rainfall. The rescue team was led by Naib Tehsildar Chenani Saleem Mohammad and Naib Tehsildar Sudmahadev Mohammad Rafiq with the help of police and locals and after hectic efforts, the life of the teenage boy was saved.