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Windstorm causes Rs 4.6-cr loss to PDD; damages 16,000 structures

Though the final assessment of loss due to recent windstorm was still being calculated, initial reports suggest that Rs 4.6 crore damage was caused to power development department (PDD) property besides damage to about 16,000 houses and other structures in Kashmir valley where four people were killed and 30 others injured.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 22, 2012 16:09 IST

Though the final assessment of loss due to recent windstorm was still being calculated, initial reports suggest that Rs 4.6 crore damage was caused to power development department (PDD) property besides damage to about 16,000 houses and other structures in Kashmir valley where four people were killed and 30 others injured.

The government has directed all deputy commissioners in the valley to constitute joint multi-disciplinary assessment teams to verify the quantum of damage caused due to the windstorm in their respective areas.

The official reports so far said 95 residential houses got fully damaged; 11,641 houses partially damaged; 4,074 non-residential houses partially damaged; and 25 government buildings, 16 school buildings and one hospital building partially damaged. It said 10 houseboats were also severely damaged.