India

Kashmir: 21 families evacuated to safer places fearing landslides

  • PTI, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Mar 17, 2014 02:03 IST

Authorities in Baramulla district of north Kashmir have evacuated 21 families to safer places in view of the landslides in the area, officials said on Monday.

"21 families were shifted to safe places, including government quarters and school buildings, in Baramulla district during an evacuation conducted under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner," an official spokesman said in Srinagar on Monday.

He said the deputy commissioner visited Ladi Angan, Banali Boniyar, Bandi and Jal Sheeri areas of Uri in the district on Sunday and took stock of the evacuation of the people in these land slide hit areas.

The spokesman said deputy commissioner Farooq Ahmad Lone directed the concerned officers to provide all assistance to the affected families and to keep close watch on the situation in these areas.

 

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