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Several houses, farmland, roads damaged after cloud bursts hit Ganderbal villages

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Gandrbal: Cloud bursts at several places in the upper reaches of central Kashmir’s Kangan have damaged roads, houses, and crops.

Locals said that cloud bursts occur in Bagh Pati Surfraw, Sumbal Bala Gund, Dard Wuddar and Yachhama villages of Ganderbal district on late Sunday night.

Earlier, the district’s Sumbal Balagund area was hit by a mudslide, however, the arrangements were made by the district administration, and the areas were cleared.

Property and farmland suffered partial damage in Sumbal Bala Gund, Dard Wuddar, and Yachhama villages due to cloud burst, but at Bagh Pati Surfraw cloud burst triggered flash floods damaged roads and farmland. Water even entered some houses while a brick factory also suffered damage.

A team led by Sub-Divisional Kangan Hakim Tanvir, Tehsildar Gund Fariduddin Kathana, Naib Tehsildar Gund Muhammad Maqbool and other officials visited the affected areas to assess the situation.

Sub-Divisional Kangan Hakim Tanvir said that a link road connecting Ganewan and Sumbal has been damaged and efforts are on to restore this road. He said crops on farmland comprising 150 kanals have been damaged while a brick factory has also sustained losses.

“We are assessing the losses and affected people will be compensated,” he said. (KNT)


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