13 houses collapse, 12 suffer partial damage due to heavy downpour in Kashmir

SRINAGAR – The heavy downpour and snowfall across Kashmir resulted in collapsing of nine houses while damaging four other on Tuesday morning. Nine houses collapsed in North Kashmir while in Central Kashmir’s Chadora town four houses were damaged resulted in the injuries of two persons.

Eyewitnesses said that at least eight houses completely collapsed after a huge portion of land caved in due to heavy downpour and snowfall in Laridora hamlet of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Fifteen families, residing in these houses, have become homeless while district administration officials, who rushed to spot to assess the damage, assured ‘all possible help’ to the affected families.

Reports said that besides the complete collapse of these eight houses, around 12 houses suffered partial damage in the locality.

“We have provided blankets and other necessary items to the affected families. We will rehabilitate them all while Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has directed the officials to help them in every possible way,” an official said.

Meanwhile, two persons were injured when at least four houses collapsed in Dharmbagh Kralapora area of Chadoora town in Budgam district. Confirming the incident, a police official said that residential houses of Abdul Ahad Rather, Bashir Ahmed, Bashir Lawdori and Ali Muhammad Ganaie collapsed due to snowfall.

At Shah Gund, Sonawari, in District Bandipora the house of Abdul Rahim Dar collapsed leaving the eight member family homeless. CNS