KISHTWAR, June 16: Three women were killed, while five children were injured due to landslide in Shasho area, falling under the jurisdiction of Atholi Police Station in this district today.
As per police sources, three women were killed, while five children were injured after being hit by a landslide in Shasho area. The deceased and the injured children had taken shelter near the mountain, when the incident took place.
After getting information, police team rushed to the spot and with the help of locals rescued the injured children and retrieved the bodies of the deceased women from under the debris.
All the injured children were rushed to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Kerro, where they were undergoing treatment, when last reports came in.
After completing medical and legal formalities, the bodies of the deceased women identified as Zeenam (46), wife of Farooq Ahmed, Maryam (27), wife of Noor Ahmed and Zareena (22), wife of Noorani, all residents of Pathernaki, district Kishtwar were handed over to family members for last rites.
The injured children have been identified as Yaseen (5), son of Irshad, Mushtaq (5), Noor Jahan (6), son of Fareed, Maheera (4), daughter of Noor Ahmed and Rafeeq (6), son of Irshad Ahmed, all residents of Pathernaki, district Kishtwar.
Atholi police has taken cognizance of the accident.