Poonch, Nov 4: A 40-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter were killed and two male members of their family were injured after a landslide hit their house at Baffliaz area on DKG road in Poonch on Friday.
Officials said that the landslide occurred during wee hours and swept away the house of one Mohammad Latief, leading to on the spot death of his wife Naseem Akhter (40) and their daughter Rubina Kouser (12). Latief and his son Basharat were injured in the incident, they said.
Soon after the news about the incident, a massive rescue operation was launched by locals, police and army’s 48 RR led by Company Commander Captain Amandeep. The injured were hospitalized and they are stated to be stable.
SHO Surankote Rajveer Singh confirmed the death of the mother-daughter duo in the unfortunate incident. He said a case has been registered with regard to the incident.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed anguish at the loss of lives due to the landslide.
“In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family. Prayers for the early recovery of injured,” he said in a tweet, adding, “Directed district administration to provide necessary assistance to the affected family”.
Meanwhile, police have filed a case under 304 IPC against a contractor following a complaint alleging negligence on part of the agency during an ongoing project in the vicinity. (GNS)
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