Landslide: 13 houses damaged in Ramban


RAMBAN – At least 13 houses and a road stretch of 200 meters was damaged in an incident of ‘land erosion’ at Gool area of Ramban district, officials said on Sunday.

Speaking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gool Tanveer-ul-Majeed Wani said a total of 13 houses were damaged and became unfit for living due to the ‘landslide’ at Duksar Dal for the last few days.

He said the affected families were shifted the safer places, adding that the sliding was happening in the area since last three days.

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He said the road stretch of around 200 meters has also been damaged, which connects Gool with Sangaldan. “Order regarding movement restrictions on the road has been passed after it develop cracks”, he said.

He said today they have written to Geological Survey of India (GSI) for ascertaining the facts. “The experts team of GSI are visiting the area in the next couple of days to ascertain the reasons behind the landslide,” he said.

Meanwhile, DC Ramban tweeted “On Duksar landslide, requisition sent for expert advice of geologists to ascertain reasons. Tents & blankets provided to affected”

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“Relief cases under SDRF expedited. Dist Adm committed to rehabilitate. SDM visits spot,” he said.

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