Mother killed, son injured as landslide hits mud house in Doda

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DODA — A landslide hit a residential house in Doda district on Saturday, killing a woman while her son was seriously injured, official sources said.

They said that at least 25 sheep also perished in the incident which occurred in Baggar area of Tehsil Assar in the mountainous district at around 6 AM.

Sources said that owing to overnight rains, landslide hit the mud house and it collapsed, resulting in injuries to mother and son. Immediately, locals launched a rescue operation and removed the duo from debris.

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Later, they shifted both of them to Primary Health Centre Assar from where they were referred to GMC&H Doda for advanced treatment. However, the woman Acheri Devi succumbed to injuries while her son Mishar Das is undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, official sources in Lolab Kupwara said that during the intervening night of 26 and 27 July, a cow shed belonging to one Ghulam Hussain Khatana son of Sardar Mohammad Khatana collapsed at Shrant Tyran Doban area in the upper reaches during which four cows, two bulls and seven sheep died on the spot.

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