3 Killed, 7 Injured in Landslide in J&K; CM Mufti Expresses Grief

The landslide took place around 11 am when a group of people were crossing the highway stretch in Drabshalla area.

Three people, including an infant girl, were killed and seven others injured in a landslide on the Doda-Kishtwar highway on Monday. This happened when they were crossing, on foot, a stretch washed away earlier by a rockslide in Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kishtwar district Sandeep Wanzir told PTI that the fresh landslide took place around 11 am when a group of people were crossing, on foot, the highway stretch in Drabshalla area.

Two people died on the spot and the one-month-old child died at the hospital.

Seven others were injured in the incident and were being treated, the SSP said.

After a landslide had last week washed away a portion of the road, transport services were severely hit and vehicles were plying on either side of the stretch forcing people to cross the affected part on foot.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the tragic demise of three people. She conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.