Ramban/Jammu, Feb 19:
At least five residential houses were damaged due to a landslide in a remote hilly village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said on Sunday.
The affected families were shifted to safer locations, they said.
The incident that took place in Duksar Dal village of Sangaldan in Gool Subdivision, 45 km from Ramban district headquarters, comes barely a fortnight after 19 residential houses, a mosque, and a religious school for girls developed cracks due to land sinking at Nai Basti village of Doda district.
“A total of five houses were damaged and rendered uninhabitable due to a landslide at Duksar Dal. The affected families were shifted and provided tents, ration, utensils and blankets as an immediate relief,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gool Tanveer-ul-Majeed Wani told PTI.
He said the land started sliding on Friday, also affecting a local graveyard following which the mortal remains of a local were exhumed and l