Incessant rains trigger landslide, disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Updated on Aug 30, 2012 11:04 AM IST

Incessant rain triggered a landslide in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, damaging an old mosque and disrupting normal life in the region.

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ANI | By, Poonch

Incessant rain triggered a landslide in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, damaging an old mosque and disrupting normal life in the region.

The roads in the area were also damaged due to continuous downpour.

Speaking to reporters, Mushtaq Ahmed, a resident of Tanda village in Khanater, said that the state authorities failed to address their woes as no steps had been taken to repair the damaged road.

"It is an old mosque. It is damaged and the houses in the downhill areas are also damaged. Behind the mosque are houses of people, which are in a dilapidated condition adding to the woes of the locals. The administration came here with the MLA. We have complained about the situation, but no action has been taken," Ahmed said.

Recently, there were nearly six major landslides on 300km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, considered a lifeline to the Kashmir valley.

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