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Heavy snows kills three in Kashmir and disrupts life

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 6:03pm IST | Agency: PTI
Meanwhile, at least 10 residential houses were damaged while three persons were injured due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, at least 10 residential houses were damaged while three persons were injured due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir.

"Ten residential houses were damaged while three persons were injured due to heavy snowfall in South Kashmir's Anantnag District," a police spokesman said today.

A residential house, made of GI sheets and wood, belonging to Mohammad Yousuf Dar of Arwani area in the district collapsed due to heavy snowfall yesterday, the spokesman said.

He said three persons including Dar's two children and a relative were injured in the incident.

Three residential houses were damaged in Hillar area of Kokernag Tehsil while two houses were damaged in Damhal Khushipora area of the district.

Two residential houses and cowshed collapsed due to snowfall in Srigufwara area and two more houses were damaged at Mattan and Hutmurah, the spokesman added.

Twelve families from avalanche prone areas of Kulgam district were also evacuated to safety, he said.

"In view of heavy snowfall, eight families comprising 42 persons were shifted yesterday from avalanche prone areas of Kralaw in the jurisdiction of Police Post Kund Qazigund to safer place at Mirasi Nalah," he said.

The spokesman said four families were evacuated from Waltengonar to Wasenag in Kulgam district.

Authorities in Kashmir have issued an avalanche warning in areas close to mountains in view of the recent heavy snowfall in the Valley. 


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