Seven Kashmiri workers killed, one missing, in Uttarakhand landslide

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In a major tragedy, seven workers from Uri area of Baramulla District in Northern Kashmir were killed in a landslide in Uttarakhand on Friday.

The incident happened near the construction site of Char Dham all-weather road in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.

An official said that the rescue work was started immediately without any delay. He said that operation is underway and seven bodies were recovered from debris and the injured have been rushed to nearby Hospital.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police, while paying condolences to the families, said “8 people from Uri, Baramulla working with Road construction company in Rudraprayag district of Utrakhand have been killed in landslide. 3 others injured.”

However, so far seven deceased were identified as:

1 Bilal Age 20 years resident of Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

2 Sibbeer age 30 years, resident of Bagna, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

3 Abdul Rashid aged 60 years resident of Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

4 Imtiaz Ahmad Aged 26 years Resident Handlanga, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

5 Mushtaq Ahmad 30 years resident of Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

6 Jur Hamid Sheikh, 30 years resident of Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

7 Gulzar, 20 years resident of Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir

The injured persons were identified as:

1 Altaf Hajam son Ghulam Kadar Hassan, Village Handlanga, Tahsil Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir Age 55 years

2 Abbas son Subhan Shekhgram Handlanga, Tehsil Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir Age 20 years

3 Altaf Hussain resident of village Mothal, Tehsil Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir Age 45 years

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