100 trees uprooted, 40 houses damaged
Anantnag: A strong windstorm, followed by rains, inflicted widespread damage to property in several villages of Anantnag district, Monday evening.
There were no reports of any one getting injured, however, in the mayhem, caused by the windstorm late Monday evening.
As per official sources more than a hundred trees have been uprooted, 40 residential houses damaged and standing crop has been destroyed by the windstorm.
A team headed by Naib Tehsildar Anantnag, Muhammad Shafi, visited the villages-including Mir Danter, Haenz Danter and Pushwara to assess the quantum of damage.
Tehsildar Anantnag, Abid Gani Wani, who had deputed the team, told Kashmir Reader that a final list of damages is yet to be compiled.
“However, the initial reports suggest that the damage is huge,” he said.
Wani said that more than a hundred trees, including over a dozen walnut trees, have been uprooted during the windstorm.
“More than 40 residential houses and some cattle sheds have their rooftops blown up by the wind,” Wani said.
Locals, Kashmir Reader talked to, said that the standing crop of paddy and apples has suffered extensive damage as well.
“Many orchards in the area have their trees either uprooted or their branches damaged-damaging the crop in process. The paddy has suffered extensive damage as well,” Altaf Hussain, a local farmer told Kashmir Reader.
Moreover, dozens of electric poles in the area have also been uprooted, leaving the villages and some adjoining areas without any power supply.
A senior official in the district administration told Kashmir Reader that efforts were being made to restore power supply in the area.
“The damage is substantial but we are working non-stop to restore power supply,” the official said.