B’pora: 15 structures damaged in avalanche

Srinagar: At least 15 structures were damaged by an avalanche in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said Monday.
Six houses and a shop were damaged while eight other residential houses partially affected due to the avalanche at Sardab village in Bandipora late last night, a police spokesman said.
No loss of life was reported as the families had already shifted to safer places following avalanche warning by the authorities, the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, authorities in south Kashmir Kulgam district evacuated 27 families from Waltengo Nard area in view of avalanche warning following heavy snowfall.