Jammu & Kashmir

Mother-daughter duo killed as landslide hits residential house in JK’s Poonch

An inside view of Poonch hospital. [File Photo]

Poonch: A 40-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter were killed and two male members of their family were injured after a landslide hit their house in Baffliaz area on DKG road in Poonch on Friday.

Official sources said that the landslide occurred during the wee hours and swept away the house of one Mohammad Latief, leading to the spot death of his wife Naseem Akhter (40), and their daughter Rubina Kouser (12). Latief and his son Basharat were injured in the incident, they said.

Soon after the news about the incident, a massive rescue operation was launched. The injured were hospitalized and they are stated to be stable.

SHO Surankote Rajveer Singh confirmed the death of the mother-daughter duo in the unfortunate incident. He said a case has been registered with regard to the incident.

Meanwhile, Sarpanch Buffliaz B Tahira Tabassum has demanded immediate relief for the family and better health treatment for the injured. (GNS)


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