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Foot Bridge Damaged In Mankote, Many Animals Perish

M S Nazki

Jammu, August 26 (GNS): A man was killed while infrastructure including electricity system and bridges suffered substantial damage due to incessant rains in Rajouri and Poonch district, officials said on Wednesday. A number of domestic animals also perished in the heavy rains which battered the region for last few days.

Official sources told GNS that a 35-year-old man, Mohammad Shokit son of Mohammad Mohd Hussain of Kaller Mora Mendhar, at present Gola Nari kotli Kalaban Manjakote Rajouri, died after cattle shed collapse. He was inside it at the time of incident, they said.

Power supply to whole of Mendhar has been cut off due to damage to 33 Kv lines from Draba and Manjakote due to flash floods. “Men and machinery has been pressed into service for early restoration,” the officials said.

They said main footbridge connecting Jammu-Poonch highway with Rajouri Garden in Manjakote village near Thandikassi in Rajouri got damaged due to heavy rains.

Reports said one cattle shad of Mohammad Aslam son of Sab Din Gujjar of Sanghiote in Mendhar area of Poonch district collapsed due to heavy rains in which five buffalos died.

A Tata Sumo also got stuck in flash flood at Chhatral area of Mendhar. A police team headed by SHO Mendher Manzoor Kohli reached on spot and carried out the rescue operation in the supervision of SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar, they said. Several cattle sheds also collapsed in Poonch and Rajouri districts, they said.

Also due to cloud burst in Mastandara area of Surankote three vehicles got damaged, they added. (GNS)

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