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21 families evacuated from landslide-hit Uri area: govt

india Updated: Mar 16, 2014 20:54 IST
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At least 21 families caught up in landslide-hit parts of north Kashmir's Uri area were evacuated on Sunday.

These evacuations were carried out in Ladi Angan, Banali Boniyar, Bandi and Jal Sheeri areas of Uri in Baramulla district.

Deputy commissioner, Baramulla, Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone on Sunday took stock of the evacuation of the people in these landslide-hit areas.

"Twenty one families were removed and shifted to safe places, including government quarters and school buildings," said a government spokesman.

The deputy commissioner directed the concerned officers to provide all sorts of assistance to the affected families.

He also directed the local officers of police, revenue, health and other engineering wings to keep a close watch on the situation in these areas.

The DC instructed the revenue officers to make prompt assessment of losses and submit the report for sanctioning of relief to the affected families.

Meanwhile, the authorities have issued an avalanche warning for residents living in the upper reaches of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

In view of the weather predictions received from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shah Faisal asked people, living in hilly areas of Bandipora district, to remain cautious.

"In case of any emergency, the people can call for assistance on phone number 01957-226099," said a government spokesman.

The deputy commissioner has also directed concerned officers to remain alert.

The meteorological department has predicted heavy snowfall from March 17 till 18.