Just In : Three feared dead as Mudslide hits Jammu & Kashmir


Three persons feared dead after they came under a mudslide at Lashkote forest area of Dardpora, Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports  said that the trio had gone for hunting and came under mudslide this afternoon at Lashkote- the top forest area of Darpora which connects Lolab and Bandipora forest areas.

While two persons are feared dead , another identified as Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool of Dardpora had a miraculous escape and suffered injuries.

The deceased were identified as Mohd Altaf son of Haider Ali, Ghulam Mohd Lone son of Ali Mohd Lone, both residents of Warnow village and Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool of Dardpora.

Report said that Police and locals rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation to evacuate the missing persons.

Lashkote is the top forest area of Dardpora which connecting Kupwara-Bandipora areas where the mudslide occurred.

SP Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain told GNS that so far we have received information that three persons were trapped in the incident.

“A police party has been deputed to the area to launch the rescue operation,” SSP said.

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