Two feared dead, another injured as mudslide hits Lolab forests

Srinagar: Two persons are feared dead and another suffered injuries after they came under a mudslide at Lashkote forest area of Dardpora, Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports said that the trio had gone for hunting and came under mudslide this afternoon at Lashkote- the top forest area of Darpora which connects Lolab and Bandipora forest areas. While two persons are feared dead, another identified as Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool of Dardpora had a miraculous escape and suffered injuries.

The identity of two others could not be ascertained immediately even as police and locals rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation to evacuate the missing persons.

Lashkote is the top forest area of Dardpora which connects Kupwara-Bandipora areas where the mudslide occurred.

SP Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain said that so far we have received information that three persons were trapped in the incident.

“A police party has been deputed to the area to launch the rescue operation,” SSP said. (GNS)


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