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7 die as house collapses due to landslide in Udhampur

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Seven people were killed and a woman was seriously injured in two separate incidents of house collapse due to landslide triggered by heavy rains in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven people have died and one woman critically injured in two incidents of house collapse in Udhampur district on Saturday, DIG, Udhampur-Reasi range, Gareeb Dass told PTI.

In the first incident, five members were killed and two went missing when a house collapsed in Rakha Jaganoo area of Ramnagar teshil in Udhampur district, he said, adding two missing are being traced as five bodies have been recovered.

In the second incident, two children died and their mother was critically injured when their house collapsed in Rakh batla belt in Udhampur on Saturday, Mr. Dass said.

The injured have been hospitalised, he said.

Hundreds of people in migrant colonies have been shifted to safer places after the area was flooded due to heavy downpour.



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