Cop Among 3 Dies After 2 Landslides Hit Power Project in J&K

According to reports, the landslides also injured 15 people at under construction road of Rattle power project site.
Cop Among 3 Dies After 2 Landslides Hit Power Project | Picture Source: ANI
Cop Among 3 Dies After 2 Landslides Hit Power Project | Picture Source: ANI

Three people, including a policeman and a JCB driver, died after two landslides hit an under-construction road in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday evening.

According to reports, the landslides also injured 15 people at under construction road of Rattle power project site.

The district SSP said, “JCB driver Manoj Kumar's body has been retrieved while we see two more bodies of engineer Sachin and a policeman Yaqoob. We have rescued another man, Ravi Roy, from the debris. Ten to 15 others sustained minor injuries in the two landslides.”

Following the first landslide, a rescue team rushed to the spot however, they were trapped after another landslide hit the area.

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Meanwhile, Union Minister Jitendra Singh took to Twitter and said, “Spoke to DC Kishtwar, J&K on receiving report of a fatal landslide at the site of under-construction Ratle Power Project. JCB driver unfortunately died. Rescue team of about 6 persons, deputed to site after the incident, has also got trapped under the debris.”

“All efforts are being made to retrieve and save the trapped persons. Further assistance, as required, being provided. I am in constant touch with the District administration,” he added.

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