Heavy rainfall triggers fresh landslide in Rajouri; 35-yr-old killed

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A 35-year-old man was killed after a fresh landslide triggered by heavy rainfall hit Kotli village of Manjkote in Rajouri district on Wednesday.

The fresh landslides triggered by the heavy rainfall also damaged numbers of roads and bridges partially in Rajouri and Poonch district areas.

Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a landslide hit Kotli village area of Manjakote in Rajouri district in which a 35-year-old Shokit, son of Mohammad Hussain of Kallar village of Mendhar was killed.

“His body was removed from the debris site by locals of the area,” said officials. Similarly, many animals feared to have perished in an incident of cattle shed collapse in Sangiote village near Balakote in Poonch district area. The rescue operation by locals was going on, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, the officials said that heavy rainfall has triggered flash floods in most of the rivers and small water bodies of Rajouri, creating panic among the masses. (KNO)

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