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Massive landslide rendered hundreds homes less, 40 families shifted to School, Panchayat Ghar
Nature create havoc in Dalwas Ramban
3/29/2020 9:58:51 PM
Malik Muddasir
Early Times Report

Ramban, Mar 29: After damaging Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the fresh landslide today create havoc after it struck Dalwas area in Ramban District rendering hundreds of people homeless and damaged about 40 houses including 29 fully while 11 others partially.
As per the details available with Early Times, massive landslide damaged 29 houses in a village along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir near Chanderkoot.
The landslide according to senior officials in District Administration had also damaged a 500-meter stretch of NH, diminishing the chances of early restoration of the traffic on the arterial road which remained closed for the third consecutive day on Sunday due to continuous rainfall that lashes the area since last few days.
SSP Ramban Haseeb ul Rehman said that the incessant rains over the past two to three days led to the sinking of the village and after receiving information about the same, police team from nearby police station immediately rush to the effected area and started rescue operation by evacuating the effected families yesterday itself. He said that the rescue operation continued till early morning today and before the massive landslide hit the village, the villagers were rescued on time.
“At least 29 houses got fully damaged due to the sinking and landslide that led to shifting of 40 families to safer places in nearby schools and a Panchayat Ghar” SSP Ramban said.
He said a team of senior officers from District Administration along with rescue teams from police and paramilitary forces rushed to the village after reports of massive landslides along with sinking of land was reported. He said the district administration is making all necessary arrangements for the affected families.
The land sinking According to SSP Ramban is still going on and will take several days to repair the highway to make it trafficable again.
He said that few families are still living in their own houses added that same are also vulnerable to the sinking of land as well as landslides added that the administration is in the process to relocate them at suitable place.
Hundreds of trucks including those carrying essential services are stranded due to the fresh landslides and efforts are on to restore the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for smooth transportation of essential commodities to valley.
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