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Five of family buried under landslide
Posted 25 Sep 2018 01:37 PM

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JAMMU: Five members of a family, including three minors, were killed on Monday when their mud house was buried under debris after a landslide in the hilly Doda district, police said.
The incident occurred in remote Gali Bhatoli village of Gandoh when the ‘dhok’ (mud house) of Noor Mohammad Gujjar was crushed under the debris, a police official said.
He said villagers immediately launched a rescue operation and were later joined by a police team.
Five bodies were pulled out from the mud house, the official said and identified the deceased as Bashir Ahmad (25), his wife Nageena (23), Zulfi Banoo (nine) and Mohammad Sharief (eight) and one-and-a-half-year old girl.
Doda along with other parts of Jammu region have been lashed by incessant rain over the past two days, forcing authorities to order closure of all educational institutions in the district as a precautionary measure.
“A total of 29 persons, including six women and 10 children, were rescued from various flood-hit areas of Kathua district during overnight operations,” a police officer said. With improvement in weather, authorities Monday morning opened the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway for traffic.
Multiple landslides and shooting stones from a hillock along the highway between Ramban and Udhampur districts had blocked the arterial road since Sunday morning.

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