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Landslides in Uri, crops damaged in Kupwara
Incessant rains wreak havoc in north Kashmir
4/20/2018 11:48:24 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq

Early Times Report

BARAMULLA, Apr 20: Incessant rains from the past few days have triggered landslides along Srinagar-Muzaffarabad national highway, as fresh snowfall has damaged crops in higher reaches of north Kashmir.
According to reports, due to landslides Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway remained blocked for several hours near Rajanwani area of Uri sector today.
The rock sliding has also damaged 33 thousand KV transmissions line in Rajarwani thus hampering supply of electricity to more thn thirty villages.
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road was closed for some hours while as three to four families were evacuated from Rajarwani Uri due to landslide, said reports adding house of Mohammad Yaqoob of Rajarwani got partially damaged. However SDM Uri said that road has been restored for traffic and electricity will be restored by tomorrow morning. According to reports the upper reaches, including the world-famous ski resort of Gulmarg, Razdhan Pass, Sadhna Top, Furkiyan Top received fresh snowfall, while rains lashed other parts of Kashmir. A Met spokesperson said that light to moderate rain and snow would occur at many places during the next 24 hours in the state under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD) which is active in the region.
Meanwhile rains have also lashed Handwara and Kupwara creating a flood-like situation and causing panic in the public as water level kept rising till evening hours. According to reports, normal life has totally affected due to heavy water flow over the roads and the water level is continuously increasing at various streams in district Kupwara from last 24 hours.
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