6 houses damaged, 2 women injured

Srinagar: Nearly half a dozen residential houses and two sheds were damaged while two ladies also suffered injuries due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir that started last evening.

Reports said that several families had a narrow escape today; the residential houses collapsed due to heavy snowfall today.

Two ladies from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district identified as Arifa Banoo (45) wife of Mohammad Shafi Dar of Achan and Jana Begum, wife of Abdul Rehman Dar of Lelhara Pulwama in separate incidents.

The duo was injured after the sheds collapsed, the official sources said, adding that Arifa was cooking in a shed when it collapsed and thus sustained injuries while Jan was also in the shed when it collapsed today.

Moreover, nearly half a dozen residential houses—one in Srinagar, others in Southern districts of Kashmir were damaged due to the fresh snowfall.

The houses belong to Manzoor Ahmad Gojri of Chatterhama Hazratbal, Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh in Tral, Gh Mohammad Mir in Kanjilor Shopian, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat in Batapora Ladoo Pampore.

A few of the residential houses were also damaged in Keller area of Shopian, official sources said.

According to the details collected, a family at Gulzarpora village of Awantipora Tehsil in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had a narrow escape after a walnut tree fell on their residential house today morning.

A shed belonging to Showkat Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Wandena Malhoura was also damaged after a tree fell on it, officials said, adding that there was no loss of life, but the belongings in the shed were completely damaged.

Pertinently, Kashmir received heavy snowfall since last evening while the local Meteorological department here has predicted improvement in the weather conditions from tomorrow. (KNO)

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