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J&K: Landslide at Kishtwar power project tunnel killed 4, injured 6

Kishtwar Police Commissioner Devansh Yadav said that four bodies have been recovered from the spot and six injured have been rescued. Police Commissioner said that the rescue operation has been completed.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Jammu and Kashmir: Two landslides happened one after the other at a mega power project site in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir. Four people died in this incident, including a JCB driver and a policeman. Kishtwar Police Commissioner Devansh Yadav said that four bodies have been recovered from the spot and six injured have been rescued.

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Earlier, SSP Shafqat Bhat had informed about the recovery of the bodies of JCB driver Manoj Kumar, engineer Sachin and a policeman Yakub among the dead and told that the rescue operation is going on. Now the police commissioner told that the rescue operation has been completed.

Two landslide incidents happened one after the other on Saturday at the project site. According to the police, the JB driver and three others were buried under the debris in the first landslide. After this a rescue team was sent to the spot, where a second incident took place and several rescuers got trapped under the rubble. All efforts were made to rescue and rescue the trapped people.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh shared the information of this incident on Twitter and he said that reports of a fatal landslide have come to the fore at the under-construction Ratle Power Project site. This information was given to him by the DC of Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir. He had told that a JCB driver died in the incident. Six rescuers who were deployed after the incident also got trapped under the debris.

The Union Minister tweeted, ‘All efforts are being made to rescue and rescue those trapped. Assistance will be provided if needed. I am in constant touch with the district administration.

“Spoke to DC Kishtwar, J&K on receiving a report of a fatal landslide at the site of the under-construction Ratle Power Project. JCB driver unfortunately died. A rescue team of about 6 persons, deputed to the site after the incident, has also got trapped under the debris”, Mr Sharma said.

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