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Landslides block Srinagar-Jammu highway

Jammu highway open for one way Mughal road remains closed
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The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway was blocked on Tuesday after fresh landslides in Ramban district.

Reports said traffic remained halted on the highway since 5 am on Tuesday after heavy rains triggered landslides in Dalwas area of Batote in the district damaging a portion of the road.

 

Hundreds of vehicles clogged on the highway even as the authorities were trying to clear it for the traffic.

Officials concerned said they have started the road clearance operation to restore the highway, which may take some time.

Meanwhile, at three persons including a woman were buried alive under a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Reasi district, officials said on Tuesday.

They said on the intervening night of August 24 and 25, a temporary shed was buried  under a landslide in which  one Khalil Ahmed (30) son of Mohammed Rafiq of Jamlan, his wife Ruksana Begum (25) and one Mohammad Aslam  son of Mohammed Rafiq, all residents of Tehsil Mahore, were residing.

A police party along with locals of the area reached on the spot and recovered all the bodies, they said.

Some buffaloes and other animals are also reportedly buried under the landslide.