Srinagar : A JCB operator has died after he came under debris of a major landslide in Seeri area in Ramban district, an official said.
Regretting the misinformation, after earlier having said that the JCB operator escaped narrowly, the official said that they had previously thought there was no causality, however on verification it turned out that one person identified as Surjeet Singh son of Sher Singh of Sumber has died in the incident.
Those injured in the incident were occupying a car, he said adding their identities are as; Mohammad Taj, son of Mohammad Ishaq, resident of Kalakote Rajouri; Abdul Hamid son of Suba; Rubeena Begum wife of Mohammad Shafiq, Sakeena Begum wife of Reyaz Ahmed; Salma Banii, daughter of Reyaz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, son of Mohammad Shafeeq – residents of Moonglu Rajouri.
All the injured persons are undergoing treatment at a nearby health facility, he further said.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the highway remains closed for any vehicular traffic – on filing of this report. (GNS)