Srinagar: Two residential houses and a shopping complex were damaged after a massive landslide hit Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday.
The landslide also blocked the Srinagar-Leh highway, resulting in the suspension of the traffic on the strategic thoroughfare.
The vehicular movement has been suspended on the Highway and it may take some 5-6 hours to clear the debris of the 150 feet long road stretch, officials said.
Urging the travellers not to take a journey along the road for the next 5-6 hours, the official said “priority remains to clear the road.”
Reports said that a major landslide ripped through the shops and residential houses in Bunibagh Kangan area along the Highway early morning.
In the incident, a shopping complex comprising of at least sixteen shops belonging to Ali Mohammad Mir and two residential houses belonging to Ghulam Hassan Mir and Ali Mohammad suffered major damage.
SHO Kangan said that there are chances of few vehicles having come under the landslide adding that no human loss was witnessed in the incident.
“Beacon and civil administration are on the job to clear the road of the debris,” the official said adding “we have also sought forces (army) machinery from Z-Morh tunnel.”
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