In Jammu and Kashmir, life is relieved after the opening of the weather after three days, but in many areas there has been heavy damage due to rain and snowfall. Two people, including a CRPF sub-inspector, have died due to snowfall in Kashmir. Military vehicle passing through the drain was saved in Jyodiaran of Jammu district but the goods kept in it were washed away. In Udhampur, 30 families have been shifted to safer places after landslides in Ladda B area of Panchairi.
Eight people aboard a vehicle trapped in debris were rescued near Panthial on Jammu-Srinagar highway. The car was damaged by falling debris of the mountain in Rajori. Hundreds of houses have been damaged in the state. The Kashmir country remained cut off from the world for the fourth day after the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was closed. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on the highway. All flights from Srinagar Airport are closed.
The Mughal road connecting District Rajori and Poonch to Shopian (Kashmir) is already closed. The power structure has been badly damaged due to snowfall. Electricity supply is disrupted in most of the rural areas of Kashmir. Jammu district has received the highest rainfall in the last two decades in early January. According to the meteorological center Srinagar, the weather will improve in the coming days.
Guard room collapsed at the residence of Srinagar-based NC leader Mohammad Saeed Aakhun. Sub-Inspector HC Murmur 115 Battalion CRPF was seriously injured by pressing under it. He was rushed to the Skims Hospital, but succumbed. In another incident, 74-year-old elderly Rahima Begum died due to being caught in snowfall in Kupwara district.
In Kashmir, people have suffered heavy losses as dozens of houses collapsed due to snowfall. South Kashmir has reported the most damage from snowfall. In the summer capital, Srinagar, the snowfall stopped after five days at 11.30 am on Wednesday. Main routes have been opened with snow removal, but the city’s streets and other contact routes are closed. Power supply is affected in half of the city.
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is continuously affected due to landslides, debris and stone fall in Samroli, Magarkot, Panthiyal, Marog, Cafeteria Diversion, Dalwas and Nashri between Udhampur, Ramban and Banihal.