Landslides damage houses in Handwara, Kangan

Landslides damage houses in Handwara, Kangan

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Baramulla: Two residential houses were damaged while a major stretch of the road leading to famous Bungus Valley got eroded due to landslide in Wadora Bala area of north Kashmir’S Handwara town.
Reports said the houses of Salam-u-Din Khatana and Jalal-u-Din Khatana got buried under the mud due to the landslide on Friday-Saturday night.
Both the family, however, escaped unhurt.
A stretch of the road leading to Bungus Valley got damaged along with its two small culverts.
The residents of the area said no one from the civil administration visit the area to take stock of the situation.
They said a few other houses also developed cracks, while at least 10 families have been shifted to safer areas.
In Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Gander district, incessant rains triggered a landslide that resulted in damages to at least seven two residential houses.
Officials said a massive landslide occurred in Wani-arm Wangath village of Kangan, damaging two residential houses.
But the families were evacuated by locals and shifted to safer places, they said.
Sub-district magistrate Kangan, Gulam Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that a team of revenue officials has been sent to the area to ascertain the damages.
The houses belong to Mohammed Qasim Paswal and Mohammed Abdullah Paswal.
Five other houses developed cracks due to the landslide.
Meanwhile, ten other families have been shifted to safer locations SHO Kangan, Rayees Hassan, said.