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Heavy rains trigger massive landslides in Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed
Kashmir landslides
In image J&K landslide/ courtesy: Videograb from X

Heavy rains trigger massive landslides in Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed

| @indiablooms | 30 Apr 2024, 01:14 am

Jammu/IBNS: Several areas across Jammu and Kashmir have been witnessing non-stop rains and snowfall that triggered landslides and flash floods causing damage to public infrastructure and private property.

The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed on Monday due to landslides at multiple places along the highway. 

A large number of vehicles are stranded along the Highway.

A video showed rocks and debris sliding down a mountainside and falling on the highway.

The highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by landslides at Mehar, Gangroo, Mom Passi and Kishtwari Pather in Ramban district.

The continuous rains are also hampering restoration works, officials said, urging commuters to avoid journeys on the highway till it is cleared of the debris.

Kupwara district in north Kashmir was cut off from the rest of the Valley due to flood waters inundating roads and several villages have also been affected by floods.

In Ramban district, a 13-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a boulder after a landslide.

In the Boniyar area of Baramulla district, seven members of a family were injured after their house collapsed due to landslides.

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