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13 houses damaged in landslide in Ramban, say officials

An aerial view of Ramban town. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Ramban: At least 13 houses and a road stretch of 200 meters were damaged in a landslide in Gool area of Ramban district, officials said on Sunday.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gool Tanveer-ul-Majeed Wani said a total of 13 houses were damaged and became unfit for living due to the ‘landslide’ at Duksar Dal for the last few days, news agency KNO reported.

He said the affected families were shifted to safer places, adding that the sliding was happening in the area for the last three days.

He said the road stretch of around 200 meters has also been damaged, which connects Gool with Sangaldan. “Order regarding movement restrictions on the road has been passed after it developed cracks”, he said.

He said today they have written to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for ascertaining the facts. “The expert’s team of GSI is visiting the area in the next couple of days to ascertain the reasons behind the landslide,” he said.

Meanwhile, DC Ramban tweeted “On Duksar landslide, requisition sent for expert advice of geologists to ascertain reasons. Tents & blankets provided to affected”

“Relief cases under SDRF expedited. Dist Adm committed to rehabilitate. SDM visits spot,” he said.

The incident occurred nearly a fortnight after 19 residential houses, a mosque, and a religious school had developed cracks due to land sinking at Nai Basti village of Doda district.

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