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JammuMinor boy dies in Ramban, incessant rains wreak havoc across J&K

Minor boy dies in Ramban, incessant rains wreak havoc across J&K


7 persons rescued from debris in Uri; all schools to remain closed in today

Tawi, Apr 29: The heavy downpour at multiple places and intermittent rains as well as the fresh spell of snowfall on Monday brought the normal life to a standstill in Jammu & Kashmir while as a young boy lost his life and seven others stuck under the debris were rescued in separate incidents.

Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Baseer-ul-Haq, said that a minor boy aged between 9-10 years has lost his life after a rock fell on a residential house in Kalapani, Satarsu area of Ramban late afternoon. “A house where two-three families were living got damaged after a rock fell on it, leaving a minor boy dead, whose hand has been retrieved so far,” he said, adding that the rescue operation has been launched to trace the rest parts of the body of the minor boy, aged between 9-10 years.

As per the Meteorological Department, Jammu has recorded a maximum temperature of 28°C and a minimum temperature of 14°C today.

In a similar incident, the landslide damaged a residential house in Bujthala area of Uri where seven persons were simultaneously buried under the debris.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Minga Sherpa wrote on X: “Team of Dist Admin B'la @BaramullaPolice & Lachhipura Battalion of @ChinarcorpsIA along with locals rescued 7 persons trapped under debris after their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Bujhthala, Tehsil Boniyar, Uri. Two persons injured in the incident are being shifted to the nearest medical facility for treatment.”

Moreover, a government building, housing the Handloom department's office has suffered damage in Kupwara district also.

During the last 24 hours, Srinagar has recorded a rainfall of 38.6mm while Qazigund and Pahalgam in South Kashmir have recorded a precipitation of 64.4 mm and 51.7 mm respectively.

According to the details, Kupwara in north Kashmir and Kokernag in south have recorded a rainfall of 4.2 mm and 43.6 mm rainfall respectively, the details available with KNO, reads.

In the last 24 hours, Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, has received a precipitation of 30.2mm.

Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the intensity of rains have decreased in a number of areas this evening and there is a forecast of dry spell from May 01-May 05. He added that the is expected to remain wet till late evening and a light spell of rain is expected tomorrow as well.

Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) Chief Engineer, Sandeep Seth said that the power supply remains uninterrupted across Kashmir valley till Monday late evening.

“As per our assessment, we have distributed over 1300 Megawatts of power on Monday that depicts there are no issues or any major fault in electricity in almost all parts of the valley,” he said.

In view of incessant rains, authorities on Monday decided to keep all schools upto 12th standard closed on April-30 as precautionary measure.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bhuduri said, “After field assessment and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to keep schools closed here.”

In the meanwhile, Director of School Kashmir (DSEK) also issued instructions and ordered suspension of class work in schools of Kashmir valley on April-30.

In the meantime, University of Kashmir also informed all the concerned candidates that all the examinations which are scheduled to be held on April-30-2024 are postponed. The Assistant Controller of Examinations (Conduct) at KU said that it will announce new examination dates soon.

On Monday, several concerned authorities in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir ordered suspension of class-work in view of incessant rains.

The class-work on Monday was suspended in many districts of Jammu and Kashmir including frontier district Kupwara, Ramban, Bandipora, Gurez, Doda, Baramulla, Ganderbal and some schools in south Kashmir.

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