3 killed, one injured due to heavy rain in Kathua, Reasi

A portion of Dharampur road caved-in due to heavy rain in Kathua district on Friday. — Excelsior/Pradeep
A portion of Dharampur road caved-in due to heavy rain in Kathua district on Friday. — Excelsior/Pradeep

NH restored after remaining closed for 6 hrs
Govind Sharma
JAMMU, Aug 5: While two persons were killed and another injured when shed of a Poultry-Farm collapsed due to heavy rains in Kathua district, one person slipped to death from a hillock in Reasi district.
According to the reports, the heavy rainfall from midnight to 8 in the morning, hit the normal life in Kathua district as water level rose in Ujh, Bhinni, Naaz and Tarnah rivers. Due to heavy rains, a portion of Dharampur road sank while Bani Road was closed for few hours due to landsliding at Sukha nullah and some other locations.
Due to continuous heavy rainfall for 8-9 hours, shed of a Poultry-Farm collapsed today morning at village Kerrian Gandyal in Kathua district. Sarpanch of village Rajesh Sharma told Excelsior that 3 persons including the owner of the Farm were sleeping inside the Shed when it collapsed. He said villagers immediately launched rescue operation.
“While owner of the Farm namely Yash Pal Singh was rescued with some injuries, two others were found dead. The dead persons have been identified as Rohit Sharma and Hasssn Din, who were workers of the Poultry Farm. The injured person was shifted to a hospital in Pathankot in serious condition,” the Sarpanch informed and added that a police team reached the spot in morning and started investigation into the matter.
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In Reasi district, a 22-year-old boy died after he fell from a dhok at Mullas, under the jurisdiction of Mahore Police Station. The deceased was identified as Mohd Salim son of Wali Mohd, resident of Mullas. As per the information, the boy was on way to seasonal dhok on a hillock at Mullas from where he got slipped and died on spot. Police have registered a case in this connection and started investigation.
Meanwhile, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic at about 4 in the morning due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by heavy rain in wee hours at Mehar and Cafeteria Morh in Ramban district. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying a batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, were stranded on the highway. They were cleared only when the traffic was restored at about 10 am.
“After clearance of landslides and boulders in Mehar and Cafeteria Morh areas of Ramban district, the movement of traffic was restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway at around 10 am today. First of all, stranded Shri Amarnath Ji pilgrims at Chanderkote were cleared and then movement of stranded light motor vehicles from both sides was allowed. Later, the movement of heavy vehicles towards Jammu was also allowed,” a Traffic official said.