Srinagar-Sonmarg road closed due to massive landslide, structures damaged, animals killed

Kashmir News Trust #KNT

At least four residential houses, two shops and a cow shed were damaged while dozens of animals died when a landslide struck in Rezan Gund village of Kangan in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on late Sunday evening.

Official sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the  Srinagar-Sonmarg road has completely been blocked due to the massive landslide.

Initial reports said that besides the damage to thestructuress, 10 sheep and 5 horses have been killed due to the landslide. Official sources said that the death toll of livestock is expected to be more than what has been initially reported.

Local sources said that debris to the height of 20 feet is on the road and it will likely take more time to throw the road open for traffic.

SDM Kangan Javaid Ahmed told KNT that police and civil administration are on the job and men and machinery have been pressed into service to clear the road. SHO Gund Salfi Arshid said that there was a massive landslide and it will likely take time to clear the debris on the road.

Locals said that landslide occurred due to the loosening of the soil as blasting is being done for the Z-Morh tunnel.

They appealed to the authorities to clear snow from Zeripora-Kullan road and make it motorable till the debris is cleared from the road at Rezan. (KNT)

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