3 nomads buried alive in landslide in Jammu’s Reasi
Heavy rain triggered a landslide that came crashing down on a temporary shed where the nomads were sleeping with their cattle.Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 13:39 IST
Three nomads including a woman were buried alive under a landslide triggered by heavy rains in a remote area of Shodol in Reasi district during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
Reasi district police chief SSP Rashmi Wazir said, “On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, heavy rains triggered a landslide that came crashing down on a dhok (a cave type temporary shed) where these nomads were sleeping with their cattle.”
The victims were buried alive.
The decease have been identified as Khalil Ahmed, 22, son of Mohammed Rafiq of Jamlan, his wife Rukhsana Bagum (19) and Mohammad Aslam, 25, son of Mohammed Rafiq, all residents of Tehsil Mahore.
A police party along with locals of the area reached the spot and recovered all the bodies, she said.
Some buffaloes and other animals are also reportedly got buried under the landslide.
Meanwhile, traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended early Tuesday after heavy rains triggered a massive landslide in Ramban district, blocking the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country.