MANASBAL: The inhabitants of Kondbal Manasbal in Lar tehsil had a narrow escape after a massive landslide rolled down from a hillock but stopped in the middle.
Locals said that the landslide occurred with a bang early in the morning and triggered panic in the area.
The said that it caused damage to the electric poles and blocked the way to the Khalmohlla and winter coaching centre at Middle School of the locality.
“The landslide has caused due to the illegal quarrying and mining in the hills of the locality by some blue eyed persons which have carried their illegal exercise since years, a group of aggrieved residents said.
Tehsildar Lar and SHO Safapora rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation
Mudasir Ahmad SHO Safapora said that the landslide stopped halfway and all the residents and their property at Kondbal locality situated on the bottom of the hill remained safe.
Haroon Rashid tehsildar Lar said that the necessary measures were done after the incident.
“As the quarrying in the area has been already banned by the court and cases against the violators stand registered, strict action will be taken against those found involved in the illegal practice in future,” he said.
He appealed locals to cooperate with the administration to stop illegal practice in the area