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Cyclonic storms claim two more lives in Kashmir

india Updated: Mar 21, 2012 16:33 IST

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Two more persons, including a two-year-old boy died on Wednesday, raising the death toll in the "cyclonic" storms in Kashmir to three.


Two-year-old Tajamul Bhat of Shampora village of south Kashmir's Kulgam district died after suffering grievous injuries in the storm.

A 65-year-old man, identified as Mohammad Akran Regoo, a resident of Khrew in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, succumbed to his injuries this morning at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar, the spokesman said.

Regoo, was critically injured when the roof of his house collapsed during the windstorm which swept the valley on Wednesday.

A 45-year-old man had died yesterday in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district when he was hit by a huge branch of a Chinar tree, which fell due to the fierce windstorm.

Thousands of residential houses were damaged and 15 persons were injured in the storm.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued directions to all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in the state to submit the lists of damages of their respective districts so that the relief under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) could be provided to affected people under revenue department norms.

"Directions have been issued to all DCs in the state to submit the lists of damages of their respective districts so that the relief under SDRF could be provided to affected people under revenue department norms", Minister for Revenue, Raman Bhalla said addressing gathering after laying foundation of a bridge at Babliana, nere in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Funds have already been placed at the disposal of respective DCs for providing relief to the affectees, he said.

The Government has already kept the funds under SDRF amounting to Rs 1450.59 lakh for immediately providing the relief to the affected population due to windstorm, snowfall and other natural calamities at Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Kupwara, Baramulla, Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Leh and Kargil, the minister said.

As reported by revenue officers, Bhalla said 41 residential houses, two business establishments and five government schools have fully and partially damaged in the Ramban district.