An entire village on the edge of Line of Control in Gurez valley of north Kashmir was inundated on Tuesday night after heavy rains triggered land-slides and flashfloods in frontier district of Bandipora.
Seven BSF personnel were injured while one was still missing when their camp got buried under a landslide after the rains.
Churwun village on the banks of Kishen-Ganga was flooded following heavy rainfall on Tuesday night. The water body after crossing another 3 km from the village flows into Pakistan as Neelam River.
“It is the last village on this side of Line of Control comprising of some 20 houses besides a school and two water mills. A house was completely washed away while all other structures were inundated. Luckily no one was injured in the incident,” said sub divisional magistrate of Gurez valley, MA Haqaq.
“The villagers mostly are farmers and their crops like maize and rajmah, were also damaged due to flooding,” he said.
A few kilometers away falls Barnoi village where a gate post of BSF’s 113 battalion housing eight personnel was buried after being hit by a land slide.
“Seven of the men were rescued while one is still missing,” said BSF spokesman KN Tiwari.
“There were no major injuries to the rescued men while we are trying our best to find the missing Jawan,” he said.
The link road connecting the villages with the main district Bandipora was also blocked due to landslides.
“Some 3km road is still under the debris and the work is going on to clear the patch. We are also ascertaining the losses to the crops and the property,” said Haqaq.