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People moved to safer places as river crosses safety mark

Flood in Kashmir

Jammu: More than 100 people residing in villages of Ramgarh sector in Samba district here have been moved to safer places after the Basantar river breached the safety mark, a senior official said today.

“As a precautionary measure more than 100 villagers were asked to move out of their houses from various villages in the Ramgarh sector of the district,” Samba Deputy Commissioner Sheetal Nanda told PTI.

The measures were taken by the Civil Administration after the water in the Basantar River breached various embankments and entered the houses in villages of the district.

“These people are kept in a local school in Samba and we are waiting for the weather conditions to improve, as soon as the weather improves and water recedes we will send these people back to their houses,” she said.

She further added that steps will be taken to prevent soil erosion in order to restore the parts of land that washed away due to the heavy water currents of the river.

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