Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday expressed grief over damages to sixty structures including fifty-five houses in avalanche at Khandyal, Gurez.
According to the statement, Farooq while expressing grief on the losses to people said, “The people of the village have undergone a worst nightmare. Thankfully there was no loss of lives in the incident as the villagers managed to move to the safer places.”
He added, “The material loses to people of the village hit with an avalanche is immense. Nearly 55 houses, various shops and cow sheds have suffered damages due to the snow avalanche. Besides that various government installations including schools, anganwari centers, and PDC building have also been damaged in the unfortunate incident.”
The NC president impressed upon the district administration of Bandipura to recompense the losses to people and ensure that the exigencies arising after the avalanche incident are dealt with effectively. “I urge the incumbent governor administration to install avalanche detecting devices in the area that are prone to frequent avalanches in order to avoid loss of lives. I impress on the incumbent governor administration to depute team to the village to access the losses to people,” he said.
Farooq maintained that people in the far-flung areas are facing immense hardships following heavy snowfall.