Gusty winds wreak havoc in Kashmir

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 5: Gusty winds with isolated showers this evening caused damage to orchards, residential houses and uprooted trees in various parts of the Kashmir valley and snapped power supply.
Dozens of residential houses and electric transmission lines got damaged while trees were uprooted due to strong winds in several areas of Kashmir.
Rooftops of about a dozen residential houses were damaged due to winds in many parts of Kashmir including Sopore, Pattan, Bandipora and Sumbal.
Power supply also got affected in these areas as strong winds damaged transmission lines and uprooted electric poles at several places. However, no loss of life has been reported so far.
The traffic movement on Sopore-Bandipora road was also halted after many trees fell on the road due to strong winds.
The strong winds also wreaked havoc in other parts of Srinagar, Budgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts.
Several residential houses and vehicles got damaged due to strong winds in Kathidarwaza area of Rainawari and Nigeen Dargah area of Srinagar.


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