Four killed, six injured in landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar
Four people were killed and six others were injured in a landslide near an under-construction Ratle power project site in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Saturday. Officials gave this information. Officials said the operation is on to rescue the people trapped under the rubble. Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Devansh Yadav told 'PTI-Bhasha' that the laborers were working on the construction of the approach road near the Ratle power project site and a JCB machine was digging when a huge stone rolled over, trapping the workers.
He said rescue teams of six people rushed to the spot immediately after the incident but due to another landslide, more people were trapped under the rubble. He said rescue operations were launched immediately and six people, including an assistant sub-inspector, were pulled out of the rubble and taken to a hospital. He said that four people, including the policeman and the JCB operator, died in the incident. The JCB operator has been identified as Manoj Kumar, he said.
At the same time, Yadav had told on the day that five people are feared trapped in the debris. Officials said that out of the six injured, three have been shifted to Government Medical College, Doda, two to Thathri Hospital, and one to Jammu. Union Minister and MP from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir Jitendra Singh said that he spoke to Deputy Commissioner Yadav after receiving information about landslides at the Ratle power project site. Singh said in a tweet, "JCB driver died on the spot in the accident. A rescue team of about six people deployed at the spot was also unfortunately trapped under the debris.
The minister said that every effort is being made to rescue the stranded people. "All possible help is being provided. I am in constant touch with the district administration." At the same time, Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also condoled the death of people in the accident.