SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 26: Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, this evening convened a high level meeting to review the situation obtaining out of the earthquake that jolted the State today.
DG Police, K Rajendra, Principal Secretary, Relief and Rehabilitation, Sandeep Nayak, ADGP, Home Guards and Civil Defence, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IGsP, Kashmir Zone and CID, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Minister was given a brief with regard to post earthquake situation. It was given out that there has been no major loss of life or property till last reports came in except two elderly females from Baramulla and Anantnag districts that have been reported died due to heart attack following the earthquake. Besides, some people have been reported to sustain injuries during the earthquake.
It was also informed that damages to residential houses in districts Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Anantnag and Shopian have been reported.
At Noorbagh PDD receiving Station, some damages have been reported to transformer due to short-circuit.
The Minister asked all essential services to remain alert and be ready to cater to any emergency. He also asked the concerned to remain vigilant and maintained close coordination for immediate rescue and relief, if needed.
The Minister said that follow up meeting will be convened tomorrow in the afternoon to assess the situation.