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RAMBAN — Almost two dozen houses have developed cracks after a road caved in at the five-kilometre Ramban-Gool road in Ramban district on Thursday evening, officials said.

Official sources told the news agency KNO that “20-23 residential houses have developed cracks in Pernote area of Ramban. The families have been shifted to safer places. The road has been blocked and no vehicles are allowed to ply on along the route.”

Deep Kumar, Tehsildar Ramban said that 23 families have been evacuated to safer places. About property damage, he said they are assessing the losses.

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Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary in a post on X stated that the power supply has been affected while the restoration work for road connectivity is underway.

“Massive subsidence/sinking at 5 km on Ramban-Gool Road! Road blocked, all vehicles halted. Restoration work underway for road connectivity and power supply affected by road sinking. Ramban-Gool road currently blocked,” DC Ramban wrote on X.

He further directed the immediate restoration of road connectivity, electricity and availability of essential services including the placing of an ambulance at the landslide site between Ramban-Gool main road at Pernote.

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Also, on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Ramban, an ambulance has been stationed on the site while men and machinery have been mobilised to restore the connectivity and power supply to the affected area.

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